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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: 86%

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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 08' North, Longitude: 168° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.16 meters/second, 1537.8 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.2"955.30 miwest0° 05' 25.1"6.21 minorth955.08 mi
24 hours11° 23' 21.4"748.87 mieast1° 46' 37.4"122.24 minorth754.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandMon 9:40 PM208 km129 miles112 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroMon 9:40 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirMon 8:40 PM1651 km1026 miles891 nmSouthwest SW
MidwaySun 10:40 PM1849 km1149 miles998 nmNortheast NE
TarawaMon 9:40 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenMon 9:40 PM2069 km1286 miles1117 nmSouth S
HagåtñaMon 7:40 PM2563 km1592 miles1384 nmWest W
Baker IslandSun 9:40 PM2597 km1614 miles1402 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraMon 8:40 PM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiMon 9:40 PM3186 km1980 miles1720 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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