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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: 58%

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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 58' North, Longitude: 90° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.69 meters/second, 1608.1 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.1"999.18 miwest0° 10' 27.4"11.98 minorth999.07 mi
24 hours10° 45' 45.4"739.03 mieast3° 58' 31.8"273.24 minorth784.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MasayaThu 6:26 PM719 km447 miles388 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 6:26 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 6:26 PM754 km469 miles407 nmNorth N
San MiguelThu 6:26 PM756 km470 miles408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseThu 6:26 PM756 km470 miles408 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santa AnaThu 6:26 PM781 km485 miles422 nmNorth N
EscuintlaThu 6:26 PM813 km505 miles439 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 6:26 PM846 km526 miles457 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaThu 6:26 PM855 km531 miles461 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsThu 6:26 PM873 km542 miles471 nmSouth S

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