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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 40%
Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 05:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 03' South
Longitude: 177° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.37 meters/second, 1617.7 km/hour, 1005.2 miles/hour or 873.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 01.5"1005.21 miwest0° 11' 36.8"13.30 minorth1005.33 mi
24 hours348° 58' 48.5"762.17 miwest4° 33' 57.1"313.74 minorth823.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaWed 5:18 PM531 km330 miles287 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandTue 5:18 PM729 km453 miles394 nmEast E
FunafutiWed 5:18 PM858 km533 miles464 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroWed 5:18 PM1118 km695 miles604 nmNorthwest NW
YarenWed 5:18 PM1134 km704 miles612 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 6:18 PM1587 km986 miles857 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Wed 7:18 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
Suva *Wed 6:18 PM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmSouth S
Port VilaWed 4:18 PM2080 km1292 miles1123 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraWed 4:18 PM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmWest-southwest WSW
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