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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 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 35' South, Longitude: 110° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.01 meters/second, 1497.6 km/hour, 930.6 miles/hour or 808.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.51 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 21' 55.6"930.31 miwest0° 02' 38.7"3.03 minorth930.45 mi
24 hours14° 58' 24.6"969.66 mieast1° 44' 33.5"119.87 minorth982.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 2:44 PM730 km453 miles394 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 11:44 AM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:44 PM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 2:44 PM3691 km2293 miles1993 nmEast E
PapeeteThu 9:44 AM4116 km2557 miles2222 nmWest W
QuitoThu 2:44 PM4147 km2577 miles2239 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Thu 4:44 PM4172 km2592 miles2253 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseThu 1:44 PM4445 km2762 miles2400 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:44 PM4452 km2766 miles2404 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:44 PM4464 km2774 miles2410 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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