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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: 51%

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 06:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' North, Longitude: 169° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.91 meters/second, 1616.1 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 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' 50.7"1004.11 miwest0° 11' 05.3"12.70 minorth1004.08 mi
24 hours349° 12' 16.3"745.14 miwest4° 16' 33.4"293.82 minorth798.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroThu 6:34 PM412 km256 miles223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaThu 6:34 PM450 km280 miles243 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 6:34 PM565 km351 miles305 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirThu 5:34 PM1323 km822 miles715 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 6:34 PM1589 km987 miles858 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 6:34 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandThu 6:34 PM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNorth N
HoniaraThu 5:34 PM1813 km1127 miles979 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaThu 5:34 PM2381 km1479 miles1285 nmSouth S
FakaofoThu 7:34 PM2566 km1595 miles1386 nmSoutheast SE

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