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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: 100%

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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 50' North, Longitude: 150° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.32 meters/second, 1520.4 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.75 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.9"944.41 miwest0° 03' 35.3"4.12 misouth944.60 mi
24 hours11° 35' 36.8"754.48 mieast1° 51' 19.7"127.62 misouth769.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloFri 12:02 AM488 km303 miles264 nmWest W
WailukuFri 12:02 AM645 km400 miles348 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluFri 12:02 AM792 km492 miles427 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 12:02 AM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 11:02 PM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmWest-northwest WNW
San FranciscoFri 2:02 AM3356 km2085 miles1812 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesFri 2:02 AM3541 km2200 miles1912 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 10:02 PM3576 km2222 miles1931 nmSouthwest SW
Las VegasFri 2:02 AM3880 km2411 miles2095 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoFri 11:02 PM3954 km2457 miles2135 nmSouthwest SW

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