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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: 56%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 01' North, Longitude: 58° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.45 meters/second, 1614.4 km/hour, 1003.2 miles/hour or 871.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.1"1003.05 miwest0° 11' 19.4"12.97 misouth1003.24 mi
24 hours11° 14' 48.6"776.05 mieast4° 38' 41.9"319.15 misouth840.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaThu 5:34 AM1009 km627 miles545 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuThu 4:34 AM1464 km910 miles791 nmWest W
MaleThu 6:34 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmEast E
AdenThu 4:34 AM1764 km1096 miles952 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiThu 4:34 AM1874 km1165 miles1012 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaThu 4:34 AM1994 km1239 miles1076 nmNorthwest NW
Diego GarciaThu 7:34 AM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmSoutheast SE
ThiruvananthapuramThu 7:04 AM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmEast-northeast ENE
MuscatThu 5:34 AM2167 km1347 miles1170 nmNorth N
Addis AbabaThu 4:34 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmWest-northwest WNW

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