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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 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 21:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 44' South, Longitude: 87° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.10 meters/second, 1577.2 km/hour, 980.0 miles/hour or 851.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 28' 04.6"979.87 miwest0° 10' 36.9"12.16 minorth980.25 mi
24 hours12° 22' 00.8"837.60 mieast4° 26' 20.3"305.08 minorth896.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSun 4:06 PM1171 km728 miles632 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsSun 3:06 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSun 4:06 PM1366 km848 miles737 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 4:06 PM1634 km1015 miles882 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 5:06 PM2185 km1358 miles1180 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSun 5:06 PM2191 km1361 miles1183 nmEast E
BogotaSun 4:06 PM2362 km1467 miles1275 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 3:06 PM2431 km1511 miles1313 nmNorth N
PanamaSun 4:06 PM2468 km1533 miles1332 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreSun 5:06 PM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmEast-southeast ESE

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