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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 68° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.49 meters/second, 1495.8 km/hour, 929.4 miles/hour or 807.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 40.5"929.10 miwest0° 01' 50.7"2.11 misouth929.01 mi
24 hours15° 21' 12.6"993.24 mieast0° 00' 16.4"0.31 minorth993.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Wed 12:46 PM146 km91 miles79 nmWest-northwest WNW
SucreWed 11:46 AM423 km263 miles229 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazWed 11:46 AM475 km295 miles257 nmNorth N
ArequipaWed 10:46 AM554 km344 miles299 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaWed 12:46 PM573 km356 miles309 nmSoutheast SE
Santa CruzWed 11:46 AM682 km424 miles368 nmEast-northeast ENE
TucumánWed 12:46 PM770 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 10:46 AM924 km574 miles499 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:46 AM965 km600 miles521 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio BrancoWed 11:46 AM1196 km743 miles646 nmNorth N

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