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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 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 60' South, Longitude: 30° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.73 meters/second, 1615.4 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' 07.6"1003.67 miwest0° 11' 54.3"13.63 misouth1003.70 mi
24 hours11° 48' 36.2"816.42 mieast4° 44' 58.3"326.35 misouth877.27 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 6:28 AM272 km169 miles147 nmSouthwest SW
NatalFri 5:28 AM641 km398 miles346 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeFri 5:28 AM809 km503 miles437 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaFri 5:28 AM880 km547 miles475 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorFri 5:28 AM1476 km917 miles797 nmSouthwest SW
BelémFri 5:28 AM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
PraiaFri 7:28 AM2038 km1267 miles1101 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 8:28 AM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 8:28 AM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 8:28 AM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmNortheast NE

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