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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: 44%

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 13:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 34' North, Longitude: 55° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.60 meters/second, 1618.5 km/hour, 1005.7 miles/hour or 873.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.7"1005.65 miwest0° 11' 29.5"13.16 minorth1005.72 mi
24 hours10° 55' 13.5"755.34 mieast4° 29' 19.3"308.42 minorth814.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaWed 5:42 PM574 km356 miles310 nmSouth S
MogadishuWed 4:42 PM1116 km693 miles602 nmWest W
AdenWed 4:42 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiWed 4:42 PM1810 km1125 miles978 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniWed 4:42 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamWed 4:42 PM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmWest-southwest WSW
SanaWed 4:42 PM2037 km1266 miles1100 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaWed 4:42 PM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmWest-northwest WNW
NairobiWed 4:42 PM2062 km1281 miles1114 nmWest W
MaleWed 6:42 PM2069 km1286 miles1117 nmEast-northeast ENE

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