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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: 6%

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 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 31' South, Longitude: 17° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.07 meters/second, 1519.4 km/hour, 944.1 miles/hour or 820.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.74 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 23' 20.1"943.82 miwest0° 06' 24.9"7.36 misouth943.55 mi
24 hours14° 58' 27.7"982.19 mieast1° 55' 31.5"132.44 misouth985.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rundu *Tue 10:42 AM234 km145 miles126 nmEast-northeast ENE
MenongueTue 9:42 AM427 km265 miles230 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Tue 10:42 AM452 km281 miles244 nmSouth S
GhanziTue 10:42 AM547 km340 miles295 nmSoutheast SE
Swakopmund *Tue 10:42 AM564 km350 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
Walvis Bay *Tue 10:42 AM590 km367 miles319 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LubangoTue 9:42 AM596 km370 miles322 nmNorthwest NW
MaunTue 10:42 AM629 km391 miles340 nmEast-southeast ESE
HuamboTue 9:42 AM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MonguTue 10:42 AM687 km427 miles371 nmEast-northeast ENE

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