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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: 83%

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 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 03' North, Longitude: 31° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.85 meters/second, 1547.5 km/hour, 961.5 miles/hour or 835.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.03 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.7"961.35 miwest0° 06' 17.3"7.21 minorth961.11 mi
24 hours11° 16' 34.4"745.87 mieast2° 08' 48.4"147.65 minorth755.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 9:40 PM740 km460 miles400 nmEast E
PraiaSun 9:40 PM931 km579 miles503 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 10:40 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmEast E
BanjulSun 10:40 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSun 10:40 PM1697 km1054 miles916 nmEast E
BissauSun 10:40 PM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakrySun 10:40 PM2141 km1331 miles1156 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSun 10:40 PM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownSun 10:40 PM2238 km1391 miles1208 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta DelgadaSun 9:40 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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