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

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 02:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 14' North, Longitude: 113° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.43 meters/second, 1607.2 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.6"998.53 miwest0° 10' 23.5"11.90 minorth998.41 mi
24 hours10° 45' 50.8"738.65 mieast3° 56' 43.6"271.15 minorth783.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoThu 8:02 PM1799 km1118 miles972 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraThu 8:02 PM1831 km1138 miles989 nmNortheast NE
MazatlanThu 7:02 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LeonThu 8:02 PM1982 km1232 miles1070 nmNortheast NE
AguascalientesThu 8:02 PM2001 km1244 miles1081 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityThu 8:02 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzThu 8:02 PM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 7:02 PM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 8:02 PM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 8:02 PM2730 km1696 miles1474 nmEast-northeast ENE
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