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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: 38%

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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 00:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 55' South, Longitude: 118° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.09 meters/second, 1616.7 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.1"1004.51 miwest0° 11' 39.3"13.35 minorth1004.65 mi
24 hours11° 04' 59.5"766.20 mieast4° 35' 54.5"315.95 minorth828.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 4:52 PM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Tue 7:52 PM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Mexico CityTue 6:52 PM3151 km1958 miles1701 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsTue 6:52 PM3187 km1980 miles1721 nmEast E
HermosilloTue 5:52 PM3515 km2184 miles1898 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 6:52 PM3557 km2210 miles1921 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorTue 6:52 PM3639 km2261 miles1965 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteTue 2:52 PM3838 km2385 miles2072 nmWest-southwest WSW
TegucigalpaTue 6:52 PM3849 km2391 miles2078 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaTue 6:52 PM3861 km2399 miles2085 nmEast-northeast ENE

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