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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 phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 60' North, Longitude: 136° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.18 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.93 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.7"955.32 miwest0° 05' 43.8"6.57 misouth955.60 mi
24 hours11° 24' 01.3"750.10 mieast2° 39' 59.7"183.37 misouth777.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluFri 11:52 PM2249 km1397 miles1214 nmWest-northwest WNW
TijuanaSat 1:52 AM2545 km1581 miles1374 nmNortheast NE
San DiegoSat 1:52 AM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesSat 1:52 AM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 1:52 AM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoSat 1:52 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSat 11:52 PM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloSat 2:52 AM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las VegasSat 1:52 AM2918 km1813 miles1576 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixSat 2:52 AM2991 km1859 miles1615 nmNortheast NE

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