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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 5:24:00 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 phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 05:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 32' North, Longitude: 173° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.01 meters/second, 1616.4 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 49.2"1004.32 miWest0° 11' 07.4"12.74 miNorth1004.30 mi
24 hours10° 48' 03.8"745.71 miEast4° 17' 35.5"295.01 miNorth799.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 5:24 PM528 km328 miles285 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiThu 6:24 PM844 km524 miles456 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 6:24 PM1441 km895 miles778 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 5:24 PM1566 km973 miles846 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 5:24 PM1584 km985 miles856 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiThu 7:24 PM1760 km1094 miles950 nmEast E
MajuroThu 5:24 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 7:24 PM1925 km1196 miles1040 nmSouth S
YarenThu 5:24 PM2270 km1411 miles1226 nmWest W
AlofiWed 6:24 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmSouth S

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