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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 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 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° 06' 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' 16.5"977.35 miwest0° 10' 33.8"12.10 misouth977.10 mi
24 hours13° 31' 16.6"914.26 mieast3° 53' 10.1"267.17 misouth945.39 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 AM107 km67 miles58 nmEast E
LimaSun 8:26 AM117 km73 miles63 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 8:26 AM616 km383 miles332 nmEast E
LojaSun 8:26 AM913 km567 miles493 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSun 8:26 AM1120 km696 miles605 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSun 9:26 AM1150 km715 miles621 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 9:26 AM1177 km731 miles636 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 8:26 AM1322 km822 miles714 nmNorth N
SucreSun 9:26 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliSun 8:26 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmNorth N

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