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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.

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

UTC time = Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:08:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 05:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 29' North, Longitude: 169° 12' West

The ground speed is currently 449.03 meters/second, 1616.5 kilometres/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.74 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 48.8"1004.37 miWest0° 11' 07.8"12.75 miNorth1004.35 mi
24 hours10° 48' 08.6"745.84 miEast4° 17' 49.4"295.27 miNorth799.94 mi

Locations with the Moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kanton IslandThu 6:08 PM748 km465 miles404 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RawakiThu 6:08 PM814 km506 miles439 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Howland IslandWed 5:08 PM877 km545 miles473 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 5:08 PM888 km552 miles479 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 7:08 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmEast E
FakaofoThu 6:08 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouth S
FunafutiThu 5:08 PM1849 km1149 miles999 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Thu 7:08 PM1935 km1203 miles1045 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 5:08 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmWest W
MajuroThu 5:08 PM2189 km1360 miles1182 nmWest-northwest WNW

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