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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: 62%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 25' North, Longitude: 112° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.85 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.1"999.45 miwest0° 10' 51.7"12.44 misouth999.71 mi
24 hours11° 06' 55.9"764.07 mieast4° 30' 13.8"309.47 misouth826.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoWed 6:34 AM1824 km1133 miles985 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraWed 6:34 AM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MazatlanWed 5:34 AM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesWed 6:34 AM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityWed 6:34 AM2072 km1288 miles1119 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzWed 6:34 AM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 5:34 AM2516 km1563 miles1358 nmNorth N
GuatemalaWed 6:34 AM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsWed 6:34 AM2713 km1686 miles1465 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorWed 6:34 AM2719 km1689 miles1468 nmEast-northeast ENE

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