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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 5:19 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 50' North, Longitude: 153° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 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' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.0"944.48 miwest0° 03' 36.3"4.14 misouth944.67 mi
24 hours11° 35' 32.1"754.45 mieast1° 51' 43.8"128.08 misouth769.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloFri 12:12 AM207 km128 miles112 nmWest W
WailukuFri 12:12 AM372 km231 miles201 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluFri 12:12 AM521 km324 miles281 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 12:12 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 11:12 PM2631 km1635 miles1420 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 10:12 PM3347 km2080 miles1807 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoFri 2:12 AM3568 km2217 miles1927 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesFri 2:12 AM3779 km2348 miles2040 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoFri 11:12 PM3791 km2356 miles2047 nmSouth-southwest SSW
UnalaskaFri 1:12 AM3951 km2455 miles2133 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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