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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 12:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 04' South, Longitude: 68° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.24 meters/second, 1574.1 km/hour, 978.1 miles/hour or 849.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.30 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 20.0"977.91 miwest0° 10' 36.0"12.15 misouth977.66 mi
24 hours13° 29' 49.0"913.07 mieast3° 54' 24.0"268.60 misouth944.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio BrancoSun 8:46 AM251 km156 miles136 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSun 8:46 AM495 km308 miles267 nmSouth S
ArequipaSun 7:46 AM568 km353 miles307 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Porto VelhoSun 8:46 AM644 km400 miles348 nmNortheast NE
SucreSun 8:46 AM856 km532 miles462 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaSun 7:46 AM903 km561 miles488 nmWest W
ManausSun 8:46 AM1379 km857 miles745 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSun 7:46 AM1644 km1022 miles888 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoSun 7:46 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sun 9:46 AM1871 km1163 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
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