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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 4%
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 20:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 45' South
Longitude: 109° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.56 meters/second, 1517.6 km/hour, 943.0 miles/hour or 819.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.72 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 23' 30.4"942.83 miwest0° 06' 13.7"7.14 minorth943.15 mi
24 hours14° 11' 07.3"929.32 mieast3° 01' 41.8"208.27 minorth960.03 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 *Fri 3:42 PM924 km574 miles499 nmSouth S
AdamstownFri 12:42 PM2244 km1394 miles1211 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 2:42 PM2931 km1821 miles1583 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 3:42 PM3551 km2206 miles1917 nmEast E
QuitoFri 3:42 PM3952 km2456 miles2134 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Fri 5:42 PM4176 km2595 miles2255 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorFri 2:42 PM4220 km2622 miles2279 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseFri 2:42 PM4221 km2623 miles2279 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 2:42 PM4232 km2630 miles2285 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteFri 10:42 AM4239 km2634 miles2289 nmWest W
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