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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: 59%

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 01:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 11' North, Longitude: 108° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.48 meters/second, 1607.3 km/hour, 998.8 miles/hour or 867.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.6"998.65 miwest0° 10' 24.3"11.92 minorth998.53 mi
24 hours10° 45' 49.5"738.71 mieast3° 57' 05.3"271.57 minorth783.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoThu 7:42 PM1433 km890 miles774 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraThu 7:42 PM1599 km994 miles864 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 7:42 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNortheast NE
LeonThu 7:42 PM1721 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesThu 7:42 PM1762 km1095 miles952 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MazatlanThu 6:42 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth N
San Luis PotosiThu 7:42 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzThu 7:42 PM1898 km1179 miles1025 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 7:42 PM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 7:42 PM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmEast-northeast ENE

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