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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: 61%

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 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 22' North, Longitude: 151° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.25 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 33' 06.8"995.94 miwest0° 10' 06.5"11.58 minorth995.80 mi
24 hours10° 46' 38.8"737.64 mieast3° 48' 54.3"262.23 minorth778.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WenoFri 6:34 PM113 km70 miles61 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 7:34 PM766 km476 miles414 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaFri 6:34 PM918 km571 miles496 nmNorthwest NW
SaipanFri 6:34 PM973 km605 miles526 nmNorthwest NW
JayapuraFri 5:34 PM1690 km1050 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokFri 5:34 PM1849 km1149 miles998 nmWest W
YarenFri 8:34 PM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 6:34 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 8:34 PM2044 km1270 miles1103 nmNortheast NE
ManokwariFri 5:34 PM2175 km1352 miles1174 nmWest-southwest WSW
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