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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 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 176° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.71 meters/second, 1510.9 km/hour, 938.9 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.5"938.54 miwest0° 01' 23.0"1.59 misouth938.61 mi
24 hours11° 42' 37.1"757.49 mieast0° 59' 51.8"68.63 misouth763.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:02 AM825 km513 miles445 nmNorth N
Wake IslandThu 11:02 PM1726 km1073 miles932 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:02 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluThu 1:02 AM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmEast E
Baker IslandWed 11:02 PM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 11:02 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 11:02 PM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:02 AM2983 km1854 miles1611 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirThu 10:02 PM3091 km1921 miles1669 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 11:02 PM3268 km2030 miles1764 nmSouth S

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