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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: 12%

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 10:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 36' South, Longitude: 19° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.67 meters/second, 1546.8 km/hour, 961.1 miles/hour or 835.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.02 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 18.7"960.85 miwest0° 08' 56.3"10.24 misouth960.56 mi
24 hours14° 17' 27.0"952.13 mieast3° 04' 57.5"211.99 misouth967.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 10:16 AM1444 km897 miles780 nmEast E
RecifeMon 7:16 AM1899 km1180 miles1026 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 7:16 AM2101 km1306 miles1135 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 7:16 AM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaMon 10:16 AM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 8:16 AM2646 km1644 miles1429 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownMon 10:16 AM2744 km1705 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 10:16 AM2842 km1766 miles1535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 10:16 AM2855 km1774 miles1542 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 10:16 AM2916 km1812 miles1575 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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