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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: 9%

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 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 03' South, Longitude: 62° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.77 meters/second, 1543.6 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.99 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 29.5"959.01 miwest0° 08' 39.4"9.92 minorth959.41 mi
24 hours13° 21' 09.2"887.74 mieast3° 50' 25.9"264.05 minorth933.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa CruzSat 2:24 PM225 km140 miles122 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreSat 2:24 PM473 km294 miles255 nmSouthwest SW
La PazSat 2:24 PM649 km403 miles350 nmWest W
Rio BrancoSat 2:24 PM915 km569 miles494 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sat 3:24 PM1122 km697 miles606 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManausSat 2:24 PM1448 km900 miles782 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Sat 4:24 PM1520 km944 miles821 nmEast E
LimaSat 1:24 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmWest-northwest WNW
CórdobaSat 3:24 PM1715 km1066 miles926 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sat 4:24 PM1818 km1129 miles981 nmEast-southeast ESE

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