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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 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 50' North, Longitude: 152° 51' 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' 36.2"4.13 misouth944.66 mi
24 hours11° 35' 32.7"754.45 mieast1° 51' 41.3"128.03 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 AM235 km146 miles127 nmWest W
WailukuFri 12:12 AM399 km248 miles215 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluFri 12:12 AM548 km340 miles296 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 12:12 AM2046 km1272 miles1105 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 11:12 PM2656 km1650 miles1434 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 10:12 PM3370 km2094 miles1820 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoFri 2:12 AM3547 km2204 miles1915 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesFri 2:12 AM3755 km2333 miles2027 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoFri 11:12 PM3807 km2365 miles2056 nmSouth-southwest SSW
UnalaskaFri 1:12 AM3957 km2459 miles2137 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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