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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: 56%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 56' North, Longitude: 4° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.58 meters/second, 1611.3 km/hour, 1001.2 miles/hour or 870.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.2"1001.10 miwest0° 10' 41.2"12.24 minorth1001.01 mi
24 hours10° 45' 46.7"740.52 mieast4° 04' 57.1"280.56 minorth788.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DivoThu 6:34 PM81 km50 miles44 nmWest W
AbidjanThu 6:34 PM96 km59 miles52 nmSoutheast SE
YamoussoukroThu 6:34 PM122 km76 miles66 nmNorthwest NW
BouakéThu 6:34 PM200 km124 miles108 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DaloaThu 6:34 PM227 km141 miles122 nmWest-northwest WNW
San PédroThu 6:34 PM258 km160 miles139 nmWest-southwest WSW
DabakalaThu 6:34 PM270 km168 miles146 nmNorth N
KumasiThu 6:34 PM345 km214 miles186 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManThu 6:34 PM362 km225 miles195 nmWest-northwest WNW
HarperThu 6:34 PM383 km238 miles207 nmWest-southwest WSW
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