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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: 24%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' South, Longitude: 19° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.24 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.5"991.39 miwest0° 11' 19.4"12.97 minorth991.72 mi
24 hours11° 49' 29.7"808.89 mieast4° 37' 10.7"317.45 minorth872.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LucapaMon 3:32 PM107 km66 miles58 nmEast E
TshikapaMon 4:32 PM260 km162 miles140 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuenaMon 3:32 PM359 km223 miles194 nmSouth S
MalanjeMon 3:32 PM394 km245 miles213 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mbuji-MayiMon 4:32 PM498 km310 miles269 nmEast-northeast ENE
UígeMon 3:32 PM531 km330 miles286 nmWest W
HuamboMon 3:32 PM644 km400 miles348 nmSouthwest SW
KinshasaMon 3:32 PM680 km423 miles367 nmNorthwest NW
BrazzavilleMon 3:32 PM687 km427 miles371 nmNorthwest NW
MenongueMon 3:32 PM714 km444 miles386 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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