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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 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 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° 21' 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 misouth1003.87 mi
24 hours11° 47' 10.2"814.86 mieast4° 45' 07.1"326.52 misouth876.00 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 AM1088 km676 miles588 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 7:28 AM1189 km739 miles642 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 7:28 AM1284 km798 miles693 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauFri 7:28 AM1513 km940 miles817 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 7:28 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 7:28 AM1580 km982 miles853 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulFri 7:28 AM1687 km1048 miles911 nmNorth N
DakarFri 7:28 AM1826 km1134 miles986 nmNorth N
BamakoFri 7:28 AM1844 km1146 miles996 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 7:28 AM1949 km1211 miles1052 nmSoutheast SE

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