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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 21:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 44' South, Longitude: 87° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.09 meters/second, 1577.1 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 28' 04.5"979.85 miwest0° 10' 36.9"12.16 minorth980.24 mi
24 hours12° 22' 03.1"837.63 mieast4° 26' 19.3"305.06 minorth896.97 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 PM1142 km709 miles616 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsSun 3:06 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSun 4:06 PM1347 km837 miles727 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 4:06 PM1616 km1004 miles872 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 5:06 PM2157 km1340 miles1165 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSun 5:06 PM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmEast E
BogotaSun 4:06 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 3:06 PM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmNorth N
PanamaSun 4:06 PM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreSun 5:06 PM2518 km1565 miles1360 nmEast-southeast ESE
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