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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: 76%

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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 24' North, Longitude: 68° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.71 meters/second, 1568.6 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.24 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 32' 38.8"974.45 miwest0° 07' 52.7"9.03 minorth974.20 mi
24 hours11° 02' 53.4"740.28 mieast2° 49' 48.2"194.59 minorth760.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OranjestadSat 8:26 PM254 km158 miles137 nmSouthwest SW
WillemstadSat 8:26 PM256 km159 miles138 nmSouth S
MayagüezSat 8:26 PM450 km280 miles243 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PonceSat 8:26 PM455 km283 miles246 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Punta CanaSat 8:26 PM458 km285 miles247 nmNorth N
ValenciaSat 7:56 PM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth S
MaracaySat 7:56 PM468 km291 miles253 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santo DomingoSat 8:26 PM470 km292 miles254 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaracasSat 7:56 PM473 km294 miles255 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BarquisimetoSat 7:56 PM487 km302 miles263 nmSouth S

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