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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: 52%

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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 56' North, Longitude: 99° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.3"1004.62 miwest0° 11' 37.1"13.30 misouth1004.76 mi
24 hours11° 24' 14.3"788.37 mieast4° 43' 18.6"324.43 misouth852.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 6:26 AM1183 km735 miles639 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoThu 6:26 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 6:26 AM1736 km1079 miles938 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaThu 6:26 AM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 6:26 AM1752 km1088 miles946 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 6:26 AM1877 km1167 miles1014 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 6:26 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityThu 6:26 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmNorth N
VeracruzThu 6:26 AM1950 km1211 miles1053 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseThu 6:26 AM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmEast-northeast ENE

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