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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 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' South, Longitude: 48° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.63 meters/second, 1507.1 km/hour, 936.4 miles/hour or 813.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.61 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 22' 41.0"936.18 miwest0° 04' 44.2"5.43 minorth936.43 mi
24 hours14° 34' 08.4"948.60 mieast2° 30' 15.0"172.23 minorth971.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntananarivoFri 12:42 PM161 km100 miles87 nmNorthwest NW
AntsirabeFri 12:42 PM184 km114 miles99 nmWest W
ToamasinaFri 12:42 PM187 km116 miles101 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FianarantsoaFri 12:42 PM259 km161 miles140 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaFri 12:42 PM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraFri 12:42 PM664 km413 miles358 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisFri 1:42 PM708 km440 miles382 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamoutzouFri 12:42 PM858 km533 miles463 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisFri 1:42 PM913 km567 miles493 nmEast E
MutsamuduFri 12:42 PM960 km597 miles519 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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