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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 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 45' South, Longitude: 19° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.18 meters/second, 1602.6 km/hour, 995.8 miles/hour or 865.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 29' 40.3"995.73 miwest0° 11' 43.8"13.44 misouth995.62 mi
24 hours12° 29' 26.1"858.08 mieast4° 32' 57.1"312.67 misouth908.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaSat 8:28 AM1710 km1063 miles924 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSat 5:28 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmWest W
JamestownSat 8:28 AM1773 km1102 miles957 nmSoutheast SE
FreetownSat 8:28 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 8:28 AM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSat 8:28 AM2093 km1301 miles1130 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 8:28 AM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 8:28 AM2143 km1331 miles1157 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 5:28 AM2190 km1361 miles1183 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 5:28 AM2238 km1391 miles1209 nmWest-southwest WSW
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