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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 00:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 01' North
Longitude: 95° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.64 meters/second, 1607.9 km/hour, 999.1 miles/hour or 868.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.2"999.06 miwest0° 10' 26.6"11.96 minorth998.95 mi
24 hours10° 45' 46.3"738.96 mieast3° 58' 09.1"272.80 minorth784.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EscuintlaThu 6:46 PM934 km581 miles504 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 6:46 PM978 km608 miles528 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaThu 6:46 PM982 km610 miles530 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 6:46 PM983 km611 miles531 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsThu 6:46 PM1070 km665 miles578 nmSoutheast SE
ManaguaThu 6:46 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 6:46 PM1164 km723 miles628 nmNortheast NE
AcapulcoThu 6:46 PM1206 km750 miles651 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San JoseThu 6:46 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 6:46 PM1325 km823 miles716 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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