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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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 08:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 50' South, Longitude: 65° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.36 meters/second, 1506.1 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 36.5"935.57 miwest0° 04' 34.1"5.24 minorth935.81 mi
24 hours14° 36' 24.5"950.53 mieast2° 26' 40.0"168.13 minorth972.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisFri 12:32 PM844 km525 miles456 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 12:32 PM1061 km659 miles573 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 2:32 PM1568 km975 miles847 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoFri 11:32 AM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmWest W
VictoriaFri 12:32 PM2008 km1247 miles1084 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandFri 1:32 PM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniFri 11:32 AM2550 km1584 miles1377 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleFri 1:32 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamFri 11:32 AM3182 km1977 miles1718 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuFri 11:32 AM3276 km2036 miles1769 nmNorthwest NW

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