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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: 32%

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 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 41' South, Longitude: 14° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.25 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 29' 41.7"995.82 miwest0° 11' 44.2"13.44 misouth995.71 mi
24 hours12° 28' 47.4"857.39 mieast4° 33' 14.2"312.97 misouth908.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island) (St. Helena)Sat 8:08 AM140 km87 miles75 nmSouth S
JamestownSat 8:08 AM1380 km858 miles745 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaSat 8:08 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 8:08 AM1681 km1044 miles908 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 8:08 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySat 8:08 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSat 8:08 AM1793 km1114 miles968 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSat 8:08 AM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmNorth N
AccraSat 8:08 AM2062 km1281 miles1114 nmNortheast NE
LomeSat 8:08 AM2225 km1382 miles1201 nmNortheast NE

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