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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: 45%

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 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 16' North, Longitude: 1° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.57 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.5"1005.60 miwest0° 11' 25.2"13.08 minorth1005.65 mi
24 hours10° 53' 04.6"752.72 mieast4° 26' 54.3"305.66 minorth811.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraWed 5:24 PM507 km315 miles274 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeWed 5:24 PM538 km334 miles291 nmNorth N
CotonouWed 6:24 PM575 km357 miles310 nmNorth N
Porto NovoWed 6:24 PM592 km368 miles319 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméWed 5:24 PM596 km370 miles322 nmEast E
LagosWed 6:24 PM611 km379 miles330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BohiconWed 6:24 PM657 km408 miles355 nmNorth N
Santo António (Príncipe)Wed 5:24 PM665 km413 miles359 nmEast E
AbeokutaWed 6:24 PM684 km425 miles370 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiWed 5:24 PM690 km429 miles373 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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