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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: 20%

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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 00' South, Longitude: 63° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.35 meters/second, 1574.5 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.30 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 21.9"978.09 miwest0° 10' 37.3"12.17 misouth977.84 mi
24 hours13° 29' 03.8"912.36 mieast3° 55' 01.6"269.29 misouth944.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RiberaltaSun 8:26 AM258 km160 miles139 nmWest-northwest WNW
Porto VelhoSun 8:26 AM360 km224 miles195 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSun 8:26 AM481 km299 miles260 nmWest-northwest WNW
CobijaSun 8:26 AM540 km335 miles291 nmWest W
San Ignacio de VelascoSun 8:26 AM579 km360 miles313 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa CruzSun 8:26 AM644 km400 miles348 nmSouth S
La PazSun 8:26 AM674 km419 miles364 nmSouthwest SW
SucreSun 8:26 AM791 km491 miles427 nmSouth S
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 7:26 AM944 km586 miles510 nmWest W
ManausSun 8:26 AM1073 km667 miles579 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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