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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: 17%

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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 19:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 57' South, Longitude: 70° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.71 meters/second, 1575.8 km/hour, 979.1 miles/hour or 850.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 27' 58.0"979.00 miwest0° 10' 33.2"12.09 minorth979.39 mi
24 hours12° 24' 26.1"839.69 mieast4° 25' 15.9"303.85 minorth898.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CuzcoSun 2:56 PM227 km141 miles122 nmSouthwest SW
CobijaSun 3:56 PM228 km142 miles123 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 2:56 PM245 km152 miles132 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoSun 3:56 PM377 km234 miles203 nmNortheast NE
ArequipaSun 2:56 PM504 km313 miles272 nmSouth S
RiberaltaSun 3:56 PM510 km317 miles275 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 3:56 PM572 km356 miles309 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaSun 2:56 PM697 km433 miles377 nmWest W
SucreSun 3:56 PM973 km605 miles525 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilSun 2:56 PM1484 km922 miles801 nmNorthwest NW
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