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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 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 56' South, Longitude: 26° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.76 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 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' 08.5"1003.72 miwest0° 11' 54.2"13.63 misouth1003.76 mi
24 hours11° 48' 07.5"815.90 mieast4° 45' 01.4"326.41 misouth876.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 6:08 AM743 km462 miles401 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 5:08 AM1196 km743 miles646 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaFri 5:08 AM1411 km877 miles762 nmWest W
FreetownFri 8:08 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorFri 5:08 AM1837 km1142 miles992 nmSouthwest SW
ConakryFri 8:08 AM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmNortheast NE
PraiaFri 7:08 AM1884 km1170 miles1017 nmNorth N
BissauFri 8:08 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 8:08 AM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulFri 8:08 AM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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