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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: 53%
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 11:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 38' North
Longitude: 99° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.45 meters/second, 1614.4 km/hour, 1003.2 miles/hour or 871.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 56.2"1003.14 miwest0° 10' 56.2"12.53 minorth1003.09 mi
24 hours10° 46' 37.4"743.08 mieast4° 12' 06.9"288.77 minorth794.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
George TownThu 7:24 PM137 km85 miles74 nmNortheast NE
MedanThu 6:24 PM139 km87 miles75 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PematangsiantarThu 6:24 PM187 km116 miles101 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LangkawiThu 7:24 PM194 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
IpohThu 7:24 PM194 km121 miles105 nmEast E
Alor SetarThu 7:24 PM198 km123 miles107 nmNortheast NE
Hat YaiThu 6:24 PM289 km180 miles156 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurThu 7:24 PM308 km191 miles166 nmEast-southeast ESE
SerembanThu 7:24 PM354 km220 miles191 nmSoutheast SE
PhuketThu 6:24 PM375 km233 miles202 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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