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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: 7%

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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 05:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 09' South, Longitude: 64° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.08 meters/second, 1523.1 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.77 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 23' 35.9"946.09 miwest0° 06' 49.8"7.83 misouth945.82 mi
24 hours14° 53' 28.2"978.80 mieast2° 06' 37.4"145.16 misouth983.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisTue 9:26 AM785 km488 miles424 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisTue 9:26 AM1012 km629 miles546 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaTue 11:26 AM1463 km909 miles790 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaTue 9:26 AM1802 km1119 miles973 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoTue 8:26 AM1811 km1125 miles978 nmWest W
MoroniTue 8:26 AM2408 km1497 miles1300 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandTue 10:26 AM2514 km1562 miles1358 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleTue 10:26 AM2654 km1649 miles1433 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamTue 8:26 AM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuTue 8:26 AM3078 km1913 miles1662 nmNorthwest NW

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