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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 01:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 48' North, Longitude: 116° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 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' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 43.7"1004.92 miwest0° 11' 13.8"12.86 minorth1004.92 mi
24 hours10° 49' 21.7"747.72 mieast4° 20' 50.0"298.71 minorth803.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoWed 7:32 PM2414 km1500 miles1304 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraWed 7:32 PM2458 km1528 miles1327 nmNortheast NE
MazatlanWed 6:32 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesWed 7:32 PM2629 km1633 miles1419 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityWed 7:32 PM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloWed 6:32 PM2972 km1847 miles1605 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsWed 7:32 PM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmEast E
GuatemalaWed 7:32 PM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorWed 7:32 PM3269 km2031 miles1765 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownWed 5:32 PM3401 km2113 miles1836 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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