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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 10:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 162° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.47 miwest0° 01' 17.1"1.47 misouth938.54 mi
24 hours11° 42' 47.6"757.62 mieast0° 57' 33.5"66.00 misouth762.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 12:02 AM477 km296 miles257 nmEast E
WailukuThu 12:02 AM615 km382 miles332 nmEast E
MidwayWed 11:02 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 12:02 AM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 10:02 PM2746 km1706 miles1482 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroThu 10:02 PM3218 km2000 miles1738 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandThu 10:02 PM3237 km2011 miles1748 nmWest W
TarawaThu 10:02 PM3425 km2128 miles1850 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 11:02 PM3474 km2158 miles1876 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdakThu 12:02 AM3662 km2276 miles1977 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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