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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: 97%

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 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 102° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.40 meters/second, 1509.8 km/hour, 938.2 miles/hour or 815.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"937.84 miwest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 minorth937.81 mi
24 hours11° 43' 42.7"758.03 mieast0° 14' 58.1"17.16 misouth758.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Luang PrabangWed 10:46 PM125 km78 miles68 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Xam NeuaWed 10:46 PM154 km96 miles83 nmEast-southeast ESE
VientianeWed 10:46 PM325 km202 miles176 nmSouth S
HanoiWed 10:46 PM332 km206 miles179 nmEast E
Udon ThaniWed 10:46 PM388 km241 miles209 nmSouth S
Hai PhongWed 10:46 PM418 km260 miles226 nmEast E
Chiang MaiWed 10:46 PM451 km280 miles243 nmWest-southwest WSW
KunmingWed 11:46 PM458 km285 miles247 nmNorth N
Khon KaenWed 10:46 PM495 km308 miles267 nmSouth S
SavannakhetWed 10:46 PM528 km328 miles285 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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