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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 20:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 53' South, Longitude: 75° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.82 meters/second, 1576.2 km/hour, 979.4 miles/hour or 851.1 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' 59.9"979.24 miwest0° 10' 34.2"12.11 minorth979.63 mi
24 hours12° 23' 45.2"839.10 mieast4° 25' 34.3"304.20 minorth898.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HuancayoSun 3:16 PM35 km22 miles19 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSun 3:16 PM173 km108 miles94 nmWest W
CallaoSun 3:16 PM184 km114 miles99 nmWest W
IcaSun 3:16 PM241 km149 miles130 nmSouth S
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 3:16 PM348 km216 miles188 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArequipaSun 3:16 PM656 km408 miles354 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaSun 4:16 PM736 km457 miles397 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSun 4:16 PM861 km535 miles465 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 4:16 PM941 km585 miles508 nmSoutheast SE
LojaSun 3:16 PM965 km600 miles521 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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