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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: 13%
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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 07:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 10' South
Longitude: 21° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.69 meters/second, 1550.5 km/hour, 963.4 miles/hour or 837.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.06 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 25' 34.8"963.20 miwest0° 09' 12.1"10.54 misouth962.91 mi
24 hours14° 11' 25.1"947.45 mieast3° 12' 29.0"220.62 misouth965.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rundu *Mon 9:26 AM366 km227 miles198 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HuamboMon 8:26 AM695 km432 miles375 nmWest-northwest WNW
LusakaMon 9:26 AM709 km441 miles383 nmEast E
LubumbashiMon 9:26 AM738 km459 miles399 nmEast-northeast ENE
KitweMon 9:26 AM753 km468 miles406 nmEast-northeast ENE
LubangoMon 8:26 AM881 km547 miles476 nmWest W
FrancistownMon 9:26 AM906 km563 miles489 nmSoutheast SE
Windhoek *Mon 9:26 AM950 km590 miles513 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HarareMon 9:26 AM1042 km648 miles563 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneMon 9:26 AM1139 km708 miles615 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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