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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: 68%

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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 60' North, Longitude: 84° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.76 meters/second, 1590.3 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 33' 01.7"988.02 miwest0° 09' 18.0"10.66 minorth987.82 mi
24 hours10° 51' 12.8"737.02 mieast3° 27' 13.6"237.42 minorth769.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlajuelaFri 6:46 PM109 km68 miles59 nmSouth S
San JoseFri 6:46 PM121 km75 miles65 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LiberiaFri 6:46 PM125 km77 miles67 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimónFri 6:46 PM183 km114 miles99 nmSoutheast SE
MasayaFri 6:46 PM218 km136 miles118 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManaguaFri 6:46 PM243 km151 miles131 nmWest-northwest WNW
MatagalpaFri 6:46 PM273 km170 miles147 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto CabezasFri 6:46 PM352 km219 miles190 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DavidFri 7:46 PM354 km220 miles191 nmSoutheast SE
TegucigalpaFri 6:46 PM463 km288 miles250 nmNorthwest NW

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