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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: 0%
Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 53' South
Longitude: 33° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.06 meters/second, 1494.2 km/hour, 928.5 miles/hour or 806.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 37.8"928.24 miwest0° 01' 03.2"1.21 minorth928.29 mi
24 hours15° 11' 04.3"981.46 mieast1° 08' 32.1"78.58 minorth988.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraThu 11:42 AM174 km108 miles94 nmNortheast NE
MutareThu 11:42 AM233 km145 miles126 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HarareThu 11:42 AM431 km268 miles233 nmNorthwest NW
BulawayoThu 11:42 AM529 km329 miles286 nmWest W
MaputoThu 11:42 AM573 km356 miles309 nmSouth S
NelspruitThu 11:42 AM574 km357 miles310 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BlantyreThu 11:42 AM583 km362 miles315 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FrancistownThu 11:42 AM634 km394 miles342 nmWest W
MbabaneThu 11:42 AM652 km405 miles352 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniThu 11:42 AM662 km411 miles357 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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