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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: 11%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 40' North, Longitude: 90° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.03 meters/second, 1612.9 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.70 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.9"1002.10 miwest0° 12' 17.1"14.07 misouth1002.28 mi
24 hours12° 06' 23.5"836.51 mieast5° 00' 43.7"344.38 misouth905.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 9:18 AM401 km249 miles217 nmSouth S
San JoseFri 9:18 AM1053 km654 miles568 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 9:18 AM1136 km706 miles614 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorFri 9:18 AM1225 km761 miles662 nmNorth N
Santa AnaFri 9:18 AM1254 km779 miles677 nmNorth N
GuayaquilFri 10:18 AM1271 km790 miles686 nmEast-southeast ESE
TegucigalpaFri 9:18 AM1305 km811 miles705 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 9:18 AM1321 km821 miles714 nmNorth N
QuitoFri 10:18 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmEast-southeast ESE
PanamaFri 10:18 AM1377 km856 miles744 nmEast-northeast ENE

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