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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 16:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' North, Longitude: 110° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.08 meters/second, 1512.3 km/hour, 939.7 miles/hour or 816.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.4"939.37 miwest0° 01' 52.1"2.14 misouth939.47 mi
24 hours11° 41' 34.6"757.02 mieast1° 11' 19.8"81.78 misouth764.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HaikouFri 12:02 AM69 km43 miles37 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NanningFri 12:02 AM332 km206 miles179 nmNorthwest NW
MacauFri 12:02 AM357 km222 miles193 nmEast-northeast ENE
FoshanFri 12:02 AM376 km234 miles203 nmNortheast NE
GuangzhouFri 12:02 AM395 km245 miles213 nmNortheast NE
Hai PhongThu 11:02 PM401 km249 miles217 nmWest W
Hong KongFri 12:02 AM421 km262 miles227 nmEast-northeast ENE
KowloonFri 12:02 AM429 km267 miles232 nmEast-northeast ENE
ShenzhenFri 12:02 AM442 km275 miles239 nmEast-northeast ENE
HanoiThu 11:02 PM488 km303 miles264 nmWest W

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