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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 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 23' South, Longitude: 94° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.64 meters/second, 1571.9 km/hour, 976.7 miles/hour or 848.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.28 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 27' 10.1"976.49 miwest0° 10' 29.5"12.02 misouth976.24 mi
24 hours13° 33' 50.2"916.45 mieast3° 50' 58.8"264.67 misouth946.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSun 8:34 AM1380 km857 miles745 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSun 9:34 AM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmEast E
GuayaquilSun 9:34 AM1962 km1219 miles1060 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 9:34 AM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Sun 9:34 AM2247 km1396 miles1214 nmSouthwest SW
San JoseSun 8:34 AM2723 km1692 miles1470 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 8:34 AM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSun 10:34 AM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmEast-southeast ESE
PanamaSun 9:34 AM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoSun 10:34 AM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmEast E
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