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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 10:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 52' South
Longitude: 18° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.13 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 806.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 39.1"928.37 miwest0° 01' 13.5"1.40 minorth928.44 mi
24 hours15° 09' 56.8"980.37 mieast1° 12' 28.0"83.09 minorth987.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Windhoek *Thu 12:46 PM225 km140 miles121 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rundu *Thu 12:46 PM362 km225 miles195 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Swakopmund *Thu 12:46 PM437 km272 miles236 nmWest-southwest WSW
Walvis Bay *Thu 12:46 PM454 km282 miles245 nmWest-southwest WSW
LubangoThu 11:46 AM831 km516 miles448 nmNorthwest NW
MolepololeThu 12:46 PM840 km522 miles454 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneThu 12:46 PM889 km552 miles480 nmEast-southeast ESE
HuamboThu 11:46 AM935 km581 miles505 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FrancistownThu 12:46 PM960 km596 miles518 nmEast E
RustenburgThu 12:46 PM1059 km658 miles572 nmEast-southeast ESE
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