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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 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 47' South, Longitude: 14° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.90 meters/second, 1536.8 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 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 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 24' 58.8"954.74 miwest0° 08' 07.8"9.32 minorth955.12 mi
24 hours13° 33' 35.3"898.03 mieast3° 40' 09.6"252.28 minorth940.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoSat 2:06 PM239 km149 miles129 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MenongueSat 2:06 PM405 km252 miles219 nmNortheast NE
HuamboSat 2:06 PM460 km286 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rundu *Sat 3:06 PM561 km349 miles303 nmEast-southeast ESE
Swakopmund *Sat 3:06 PM652 km405 miles352 nmSouth S
Walvis Bay *Sat 3:06 PM683 km424 miles369 nmSouth S
Windhoek *Sat 3:06 PM690 km429 miles373 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuenaSat 2:06 PM796 km494 miles430 nmNortheast NE
MalanjeSat 2:06 PM823 km511 miles444 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSat 2:06 PM893 km555 miles482 nmNorth N

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