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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: 40%

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 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 12' South, Longitude: 118° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.15 meters/second, 1613.3 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.7"1002.35 miwest0° 11' 55.2"13.65 misouth1002.34 mi
24 hours11° 57' 44.8"826.17 mieast4° 43' 30.5"324.69 misouth885.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 6:32 AM2713 km1686 miles1465 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Fri 9:32 AM2824 km1755 miles1525 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsFri 8:32 AM3243 km2015 miles1751 nmEast E
Mexico CityFri 8:32 AM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloFri 7:32 AM3664 km2277 miles1978 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 8:32 AM3675 km2283 miles1984 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteFri 4:32 AM3728 km2316 miles2013 nmWest-southwest WSW
San SalvadorFri 8:32 AM3752 km2332 miles2026 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaFri 8:32 AM3960 km2461 miles2138 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaFri 8:32 AM3966 km2464 miles2141 nmEast-northeast ENE

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