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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 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 157° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.63 meters/second, 1510.7 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' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.36 miwest0° 01' 15.1"1.44 misouth938.43 mi
24 hours11° 42' 50.9"757.59 mieast0° 56' 47.3"65.11 misouth762.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:42 PM63 km39 miles34 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Napili-HonokowaiWed 11:42 PM95 km59 miles51 nmEast-northeast ENE
WailukuWed 11:42 PM112 km70 miles60 nmEast E
Kailua-KonaWed 11:42 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSoutheast SE
LihueWed 11:42 PM226 km141 miles122 nmNorthwest NW
HiloWed 11:42 PM287 km179 miles155 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiThu 11:42 PM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmSouth S
MidwayWed 10:42 PM2164 km1345 miles1169 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 9:42 PM3071 km1908 miles1658 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 10:42 PM3657 km2272 miles1975 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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