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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 17:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 53' North
Longitude: 17° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.36 meters/second, 1596.1 km/hour, 991.8 miles/hour or 861.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.53 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.1"991.70 miwest0° 09' 40.2"11.08 minorth991.52 mi
24 hours10° 48' 48.8"736.99 mieast3° 37' 02.5"248.66 minorth773.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SarhFri 6:44 PM92 km57 miles50 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoundouFri 6:44 PM255 km159 miles138 nmSouthwest SW
NdjamenaFri 6:44 PM404 km251 miles218 nmNorthwest NW
GarouaFri 6:44 PM507 km315 miles274 nmWest W
BambariFri 6:44 PM543 km338 miles293 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaiduguriFri 6:44 PM570 km354 miles308 nmWest-northwest WNW
BanguiFri 6:44 PM613 km381 miles331 nmSouth S
BimboFri 6:44 PM624 km387 miles337 nmSouth S
BerbératiFri 6:44 PM667 km414 miles360 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al-FashirFri 8:44 PM904 km562 miles488 nmEast-northeast ENE
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