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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 8:42 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 38' North, Longitude: 103° 32' 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 42.2"1005.10 miwest0° 11' 15.2"12.89 minorth1005.11 mi
24 hours10° 49' 42.7"748.28 mieast4° 21' 34.0"299.57 minorth804.14 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 6:36 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoWed 6:36 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityWed 6:36 PM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 6:36 PM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaWed 6:36 PM1984 km1233 miles1072 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraWed 6:36 PM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmNorth N
San SalvadorWed 6:36 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzWed 6:36 PM1998 km1242 miles1079 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesWed 6:36 PM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmNorth N
ManaguaWed 6:36 PM2175 km1352 miles1175 nmEast-northeast ENE
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