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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 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 54' South, Longitude: 29° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.02 meters/second, 1612.9 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.5"1002.13 miwest0° 11' 41.0"13.38 minorth1002.33 mi
24 hours11° 15' 21.6"776.79 mieast4° 38' 58.0"319.46 minorth841.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RutanaTue 4:42 PM59 km37 miles32 nmEast E
BujumburaTue 4:42 PM60 km37 miles32 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GitegaTue 4:42 PM73 km46 miles40 nmNortheast NE
RuyigiTue 4:42 PM99 km62 miles54 nmEast-northeast ENE
NgoziTue 4:42 PM117 km73 miles63 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ButareTue 4:42 PM147 km91 miles79 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MuyingaTue 4:42 PM152 km94 miles82 nmNortheast NE
BukavuTue 4:42 PM167 km104 miles90 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GitaramaTue 4:42 PM203 km126 miles110 nmNorth N
KigaliTue 4:42 PM225 km140 miles122 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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