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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 13:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 13' South
Longitude: 80° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.96 meters/second, 1573.1 km/hour, 977.5 miles/hour or 849.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 15.4"977.28 miwest0° 10' 33.1"12.09 misouth977.03 mi
24 hours13° 31' 41.7"914.68 mieast3° 52' 48.9"266.78 misouth945.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSun 8:36 AM408 km254 miles220 nmEast E
GuayaquilSun 8:36 AM1110 km690 miles599 nmNorth N
QuitoSun 8:36 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSun 9:36 AM1438 km893 miles776 nmEast E
La PazSun 9:36 AM1444 km898 miles780 nmEast-southeast ESE
Galapagos IslandsSun 7:36 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmNorthwest NW
CaliSun 8:36 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreSun 9:36 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaSun 8:36 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSun 8:36 AM2349 km1460 miles1269 nmNorth N
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