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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 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' South, Longitude: 47° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.64 meters/second, 1507.1 km/hour, 936.5 miles/hour or 813.8 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' 41.3"936.22 miwest0° 04' 44.7"5.44 minorth936.46 mi
24 hours14° 34' 00.5"948.49 mieast2° 30' 27.2"172.46 minorth971.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirabeFri 12:46 PM84 km52 miles46 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 12:46 PM96 km60 miles52 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FianarantsoaFri 12:46 PM205 km128 miles111 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToamasinaFri 12:46 PM241 km150 miles130 nmNortheast NE
MahajangaFri 12:46 PM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraFri 12:46 PM588 km365 miles318 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisFri 1:46 PM806 km501 miles435 nmEast E
MamoutzouFri 12:46 PM817 km508 miles441 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MutsamuduFri 12:46 PM914 km568 miles494 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FomboniFri 12:46 PM933 km580 miles504 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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