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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: 99%

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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 147° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.59 meters/second, 1510.5 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.6 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' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.28 miwest0° 01' 11.2"1.36 misouth938.34 mi
24 hours11° 42' 57.2"757.64 mieast0° 55' 14.9"63.34 misouth762.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:02 PM1036 km644 miles559 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:02 PM2334 km1450 miles1260 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayWed 10:02 PM3088 km1919 miles1668 nmWest-northwest WNW
San FranciscoThu 1:02 AM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesThu 1:02 AM3260 km2026 miles1760 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasThu 1:02 AM3602 km2238 miles1945 nmNortheast NE
SeattleThu 1:02 AM3756 km2334 miles2028 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixThu 2:02 AM3794 km2357 miles2048 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloThu 2:02 AM3824 km2376 miles2065 nmEast-northeast ENE
VancouverThu 1:02 AM3846 km2390 miles2077 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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