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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: 95%

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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 01:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' North, Longitude: 46° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.32 meters/second, 1513.2 km/hour, 940.2 miles/hour or 817.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.67 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.3"939.91 miwest0° 01' 53.9"2.18 minorth939.82 mi
24 hours11° 41' 20.6"756.99 mieast0° 18' 58.6"21.76 minorth756.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownTue 9:14 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Tue 9:14 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmWest W
RoseauTue 9:14 PM1691 km1051 miles913 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceTue 9:14 PM1691 km1051 miles913 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Tue 9:14 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesTue 9:14 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Tue 9:14 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmWest W
KingstownTue 9:14 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneTue 10:14 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboTue 10:14 PM1890 km1174 miles1020 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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