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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 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' North, Longitude: 115° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.05 meters/second, 1512.2 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.2"939.30 miwest0° 01' 50.1"2.10 misouth939.40 mi
24 hours11° 41' 39.5"757.06 mieast1° 10' 31.6"80.86 misouth764.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KowloonThu 11:42 PM234 km146 miles127 nmNorthwest NW
Hong KongThu 11:42 PM237 km147 miles128 nmNorthwest NW
ShenzhenThu 11:42 PM265 km165 miles143 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MacauThu 11:42 PM276 km171 miles149 nmNorthwest NW
ShantouThu 11:42 PM318 km198 miles172 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuangzhouThu 11:42 PM367 km228 miles198 nmNorthwest NW
FoshanThu 11:42 PM369 km229 miles199 nmNorthwest NW
XiamenThu 11:42 PM490 km305 miles265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HaikouThu 11:42 PM556 km346 miles300 nmWest W
KaohsiungThu 11:42 PM564 km351 miles305 nmEast-northeast ENE
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