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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: 48%

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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 38' North, Longitude: 102° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.32 meters/second, 1617.6 km/hour, 1005.1 miles/hour or 873.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 42.1"1005.04 miwest0° 11' 15.3"12.89 minorth1005.04 mi
24 hours10° 49' 43.9"748.26 mieast4° 21' 36.4"299.60 minorth804.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsWed 6:34 PM1517 km942 miles819 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoWed 6:34 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth N
GuatemalaWed 6:34 PM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityWed 6:34 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaWed 6:34 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 6:34 PM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzWed 6:34 PM1968 km1223 miles1063 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuadalajaraWed 6:34 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNorth N
ManaguaWed 6:34 PM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaWed 6:34 PM2127 km1322 miles1148 nmNortheast NE

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