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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: 34%

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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 04:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' South, Longitude: 31° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.90 meters/second, 1605.2 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 29' 55.0"997.28 miwest0° 11' 47.7"13.51 misouth997.19 mi
24 hours12° 22' 45.5"851.51 mieast4° 35' 47.2"315.88 misouth903.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RutanaSat 6:58 AM302 km188 miles163 nmNorthwest NW
RuyigiSat 6:58 AM328 km204 miles177 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GitegaSat 6:58 AM350 km218 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MbeyaSat 7:58 AM370 km230 miles200 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MuyingaSat 6:58 AM386 km240 miles208 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BujumburaSat 6:58 AM395 km245 miles213 nmNorthwest NW
NgoziSat 6:58 AM405 km252 miles219 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MwanzaSat 7:58 AM414 km257 miles224 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ButareSat 6:58 AM439 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaSat 7:58 AM449 km279 miles242 nmEast E

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