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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: 43%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 48' South, Longitude: 16° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.81 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.5"1003.84 miwest0° 11' 54.0"13.63 misouth1003.88 mi
24 hours11° 47' 08.7"814.83 mieast4° 45' 07.4"326.52 misouth875.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaFri 7:28 AM1071 km666 miles578 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 7:28 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 7:28 AM1277 km794 miles690 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauFri 7:28 AM1511 km939 miles816 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 7:28 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 7:28 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulFri 7:28 AM1687 km1048 miles911 nmNorth N
DakarFri 7:28 AM1827 km1135 miles987 nmNorth N
BamakoFri 7:28 AM1829 km1137 miles988 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 7:28 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmSoutheast SE

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