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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 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' South, Longitude: 63° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.39 meters/second, 1506.2 km/hour, 935.9 miles/hour or 813.3 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' 37.0"935.66 miwest0° 04' 35.7"5.27 minorth935.90 mi
24 hours14° 36' 05.2"950.26 mieast2° 27' 10.9"168.71 minorth972.02 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 12:42 PM594 km369 miles321 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 12:42 PM813 km505 miles439 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 11:42 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 2:42 PM1705 km1059 miles920 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaFri 12:42 PM1877 km1166 miles1014 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniFri 11:42 AM2312 km1436 miles1248 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandFri 1:42 PM2433 km1512 miles1314 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleFri 1:42 PM2885 km1793 miles1558 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamFri 11:42 AM2953 km1835 miles1594 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuFri 11:42 AM3104 km1929 miles1676 nmNorthwest NW

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