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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 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 52' South
Longitude: 22° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.72 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.8"954.40 miwest0° 08' 04.7"9.26 minorth954.78 mi
24 hours13° 34' 47.4"899.10 mieast3° 39' 06.3"251.09 minorth941.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonguSat 2:34 PM211 km131 miles114 nmNortheast NE
Rundu *Sat 2:34 PM268 km167 miles145 nmWest-southwest WSW
MenongueSat 1:34 PM524 km326 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuenaSat 1:34 PM606 km377 miles327 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LusakaSat 2:34 PM686 km427 miles371 nmEast-northeast ENE
KabweSat 2:34 PM738 km458 miles398 nmEast-northeast ENE
FrancistownSat 2:34 PM748 km465 miles404 nmSoutheast SE
KitweSat 2:34 PM802 km498 miles433 nmEast-northeast ENE
HuamboSat 1:34 PM815 km506 miles440 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Sat 2:34 PM817 km507 miles441 nmSouthwest SW
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