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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 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 11' South, Longitude: 78° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.02 meters/second, 1573.3 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 16.4"977.34 miwest0° 10' 33.7"12.10 misouth977.09 mi
24 hours13° 31' 19.2"914.30 mieast3° 53' 08.1"267.13 misouth945.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CallaoSun 8:26 AM136 km85 miles74 nmEast E
LimaSun 8:26 AM146 km91 miles79 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 8:26 AM644 km400 miles348 nmEast E
GuayaquilSun 8:26 AM1115 km693 miles602 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSun 9:26 AM1179 km732 miles637 nmEast E
La PazSun 9:26 AM1204 km748 miles650 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 8:26 AM1322 km821 miles714 nmNorth N
SucreSun 9:26 AM1596 km992 miles862 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliSun 8:26 AM1736 km1079 miles937 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSun 7:26 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorthwest NW

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