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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 07:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 57' North, Longitude: 153° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.81 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.1"1003.89 miwest0° 11' 03.2"12.66 minorth1003.85 mi
24 hours10° 47' 25.7"744.61 mieast4° 15' 32.7"292.67 minorth797.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirThu 6:42 PM641 km398 miles346 nmEast-northeast ENE
KoloniaThu 6:42 PM648 km403 miles350 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaThu 5:42 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmNorthwest NW
JayapuraThu 4:42 PM1564 km972 miles845 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenThu 7:42 PM1605 km997 miles867 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 5:42 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 6:42 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 7:42 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmEast E
MelekeokThu 4:42 PM2094 km1301 miles1130 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariThu 4:42 PM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmWest-southwest WSW

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