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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: 92%

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 Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 165° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.19 meters/second, 1519.9 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.0"944.15 miwest0° 03' 15.1"3.73 minorth944.00 mi
24 hours11° 36' 23.8"754.80 mieast0° 52' 21.9"60.04 minorth755.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandTue 10:40 PM181 km113 miles98 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroTue 10:40 PM1564 km972 miles845 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirTue 9:40 PM1625 km1010 miles877 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayMon 11:40 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaTue 10:40 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenTue 10:40 PM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmSouth S
HagåtñaTue 8:40 PM2281 km1417 miles1231 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 10:40 PM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoTue 7:40 PM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraTue 9:40 PM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmSouth S
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