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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: 96%

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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 171° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.9"938.41 miwest0° 01' 04.3"1.23 minorth938.36 mi
24 hours11° 43' 04.7"757.76 mieast0° 01' 09.1"1.32 misouth757.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayTue 10:52 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluTue 11:52 PM1440 km895 miles778 nmEast E
Wake IslandWed 9:52 PM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmWest W
Baker IslandTue 9:52 PM2340 km1454 miles1263 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroWed 9:52 PM2383 km1481 miles1287 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 11:52 PM2614 km1624 miles1412 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaWed 9:52 PM2714 km1687 miles1466 nmSouthwest SW
YarenWed 9:52 PM3316 km2060 miles1790 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 10:52 PM3339 km2075 miles1803 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 9:52 PM3394 km2109 miles1832 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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