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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: 50%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 06:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 42' North, Longitude: 173° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.93 meters/second, 1616.2 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 50.3"1004.16 miwest0° 11' 05.7"12.71 minorth1004.13 mi
24 hours349° 12' 11.9"745.26 miwest4° 16' 47.4"294.09 minorth798.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaThu 6:18 PM260 km161 miles140 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 6:18 PM463 km288 miles250 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 6:18 PM875 km544 miles472 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 6:18 PM1174 km729 miles634 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 6:18 PM1490 km926 miles804 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 5:18 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandThu 6:18 PM1881 km1169 miles1016 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 5:18 PM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 7:18 PM2221 km1380 miles1199 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaThu 5:18 PM2439 km1516 miles1317 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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