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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: 34%
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 Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 55' South
Longitude: 31° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.00 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.9"1002.15 miwest0° 11' 41.0"13.38 minorth1002.36 mi
24 hours11° 15' 31.7"777.01 mieast4° 38' 59.8"319.51 minorth841.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MuyingaTue 4:32 PM185 km115 miles100 nmNorthwest NW
GitegaTue 4:32 PM194 km121 miles105 nmWest-northwest WNW
MwanzaTue 5:32 PM212 km132 miles114 nmNortheast NE
RwamaganaTue 4:32 PM254 km158 miles137 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ButareTue 4:32 PM254 km158 miles137 nmNorthwest NW
BujumburaTue 4:32 PM258 km160 miles139 nmWest-northwest WNW
KigaliTue 4:32 PM278 km173 miles150 nmNorthwest NW
GitaramaTue 4:32 PM290 km180 miles157 nmNorthwest NW
BukavuTue 4:32 PM344 km214 miles186 nmWest-northwest WNW
RuhengeriTue 4:32 PM346 km215 miles187 nmNorthwest NW
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