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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 5:19 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 19:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' North, Longitude: 23° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.39 meters/second, 1610.6 km/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.9"1000.69 miwest0° 10' 38.2"12.18 minorth1000.59 mi
24 hours10° 45' 43.3"740.14 mieast4° 03' 33.2"278.96 minorth787.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 6:52 PM969 km602 miles523 nmNorth N
BissauThu 7:52 PM1103 km686 miles596 nmNortheast NE
BanjulThu 7:52 PM1132 km703 miles611 nmNortheast NE
DakarThu 7:52 PM1173 km729 miles633 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 7:52 PM1175 km730 miles634 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownThu 7:52 PM1197 km744 miles646 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaThu 7:52 PM1441 km895 miles778 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 7:52 PM1570 km976 miles848 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BamakoThu 7:52 PM1879 km1168 miles1015 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaThu 4:52 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmWest-southwest WSW

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