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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: 45%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 49' South, Longitude: 56° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.10 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.2"1004.50 miwest0° 11' 51.4"13.58 misouth1004.56 mi
24 hours11° 40' 20.7"807.31 mieast4° 45' 28.8"326.92 misouth869.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 6:28 AM431 km268 miles233 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuFri 5:28 AM1257 km781 miles679 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniFri 5:28 AM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmSouthwest SW
Diego GarciaFri 8:28 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdenFri 5:28 AM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmNorthwest NW
MaleFri 7:28 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmEast-northeast ENE
DjiboutiFri 5:28 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamFri 5:28 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisFri 6:28 AM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmSouth S
NairobiFri 5:28 AM2165 km1346 miles1169 nmWest W

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