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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 14:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 54' South, Longitude: 29° 11' 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 minorth1002.34 mi
24 hours11° 15' 20.3"776.77 mieast4° 38' 57.7"319.45 minorth841.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BujumburaTue 4:42 PM61 km38 miles33 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RutanaTue 4:42 PM89 km55 miles48 nmEast E
GitegaTue 4:42 PM97 km60 miles52 nmEast-northeast ENE
RuyigiTue 4:42 PM127 km79 miles68 nmEast-northeast ENE
NgoziTue 4:42 PM130 km81 miles70 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ButareTue 4:42 PM155 km97 miles84 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BukavuTue 4:42 PM157 km97 miles85 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MuyingaTue 4:42 PM172 km107 miles93 nmNortheast NE
GitaramaTue 4:42 PM209 km130 miles113 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KigaliTue 4:42 PM236 km146 miles127 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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