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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 03:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 40' North, Longitude: 75° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.14 meters/second, 1512.5 km/hour, 939.8 miles/hour or 816.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.4"939.50 miwest0° 01' 42.4"1.96 minorth939.41 mi
24 hours11° 41' 49.7"757.21 mieast0° 14' 19.6"16.43 minorth756.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santiago de CubaTue 10:14 PM82 km51 miles44 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HolguínTue 10:14 PM90 km56 miles48 nmWest-northwest WNW
CamagüeyTue 10:14 PM271 km168 miles146 nmWest-northwest WNW
GonaïvesTue 10:14 PM317 km197 miles171 nmEast-southeast ESE
KingstonTue 10:14 PM328 km204 miles177 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cap-HaïtienTue 10:14 PM352 km219 miles190 nmEast-southeast ESE
May PenTue 10:14 PM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Montego BayTue 10:14 PM356 km221 miles192 nmSouthwest SW
Port-au-PrinceTue 10:14 PM401 km249 miles217 nmSoutheast SE
Cockburn TownTue 10:14 PM455 km283 miles246 nmEast-northeast ENE

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