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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: 59%

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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 02:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 23' North, Longitude: 125° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.29 meters/second, 1606.6 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.9"998.27 miwest0° 10' 21.4"11.86 minorth998.15 mi
24 hours10° 45' 54.8"738.53 mieast3° 55' 44.5"270.05 minorth782.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloThu 7:52 PM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesThu 6:52 PM3049 km1895 miles1647 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 8:52 PM3162 km1965 miles1707 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixThu 7:52 PM3208 km1993 miles1732 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las VegasThu 6:52 PM3359 km2087 miles1814 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoThu 6:52 PM3381 km2101 miles1825 nmNorth N
KiritimatiFri 4:52 PM3563 km2214 miles1924 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 6:52 PM3622 km2251 miles1956 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 4:52 PM3785 km2352 miles2044 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 4:52 PM3808 km2366 miles2056 nmSouthwest SW
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