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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 6:18:00 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 06:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 42' North, Longitude: 173° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.94 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
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' 05.8"12.71 miNorth1004.13 mi
24 hours349° 12' 11.7"745.27 miWest4° 16' 48.4"294.11 miNorth798.90 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 PM268 km167 miles145 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 6:18 PM463 km288 miles250 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 6:18 PM900 km559 miles486 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 6:18 PM1145 km712 miles618 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 6:18 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 5:18 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandThu 6:18 PM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 5:18 PM2116 km1315 miles1142 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 7:18 PM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaThu 5:18 PM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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