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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: 65%

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 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 49' North, Longitude: 22° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.44 meters/second, 1596.4 km/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 862.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.53 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.2"991.80 miwest0° 09' 41.2"11.10 minorth991.62 mi
24 hours10° 48' 42.9"736.94 mieast3° 37' 29.4"249.16 minorth773.64 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BiraoFri 6:24 PM52 km33 miles28 nmNorth N
BriaFri 6:24 PM376 km233 miles203 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SarhFri 6:24 PM494 km307 miles267 nmWest W
AbéchéFri 6:24 PM494 km307 miles267 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Al-FashirFri 8:24 PM502 km312 miles271 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BambariFri 6:24 PM508 km316 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Kaga-BandoroFri 6:24 PM509 km316 miles275 nmSouthwest SW
MongoFri 6:24 PM523 km325 miles282 nmWest-northwest WNW
WauFri 8:24 PM615 km382 miles332 nmEast-southeast ESE
OboFri 6:24 PM635 km394 miles343 nmSoutheast SE

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