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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: 7%

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 24° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.66 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.9"954.21 miwest0° 08' 03.6"9.24 minorth954.59 mi
24 hours13° 35' 10.9"899.36 mieast3° 38' 45.9"250.68 minorth941.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonguSat 2:24 PM226 km140 miles122 nmNorthwest NW
MaunSat 2:24 PM362 km225 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LusakaSat 2:24 PM441 km274 miles238 nmEast-northeast ENE
KabweSat 2:24 PM508 km315 miles274 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rundu *Sat 2:24 PM510 km317 miles275 nmWest-southwest WSW
BulawayoSat 2:24 PM568 km353 miles307 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownSat 2:24 PM575 km357 miles310 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KitweSat 2:24 PM607 km377 miles328 nmNortheast NE
GhanziSat 2:24 PM609 km378 miles329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdolaSat 2:24 PM624 km388 miles337 nmNortheast NE

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