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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: 30%

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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 43' South, Longitude: 90° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.05 meters/second, 1598.6 km/hour, 993.3 miles/hour or 863.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.55 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 29' 18.4"993.13 miwest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 misouth992.99 mi
24 hours12° 39' 14.6"867.40 mieast4° 28' 15.3"307.28 misouth915.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 7:26 AM764 km475 miles413 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSat 8:26 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 8:26 AM1580 km982 miles853 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 8:26 AM1592 km989 miles860 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSat 7:26 AM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 8:26 AM2228 km1385 miles1203 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 7:26 AM2252 km1399 miles1216 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaSat 8:26 AM2301 km1430 miles1242 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 7:26 AM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaSat 7:26 AM2442 km1517 miles1318 nmNorth N

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