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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: 96%

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 03:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' North, Longitude: 84° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.08 meters/second, 1512.3 km/hour, 939.7 miles/hour or 816.6 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' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.8"939.38 miwest0° 01' 38.8"1.89 minorth939.29 mi
24 hours11° 41' 58.3"757.27 mieast0° 12' 51.2"14.74 minorth756.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pinar del RíoTue 10:52 PM215 km134 miles116 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CancúnTue 9:52 PM237 km147 miles128 nmWest-northwest WNW
CozumelTue 9:52 PM243 km151 miles131 nmWest W
Playa del CarmenTue 9:52 PM255 km158 miles138 nmWest W
HavanaTue 10:52 PM357 km222 miles193 nmNortheast NE
George Town (Cayman)Tue 10:52 PM370 km230 miles200 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChetumalTue 9:52 PM455 km283 miles246 nmWest-southwest WSW
San PedroTue 9:52 PM465 km289 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
Orange Walk TownTue 9:52 PM504 km313 miles272 nmSouthwest SW
Belize CityTue 9:52 PM515 km320 miles278 nmSouthwest SW

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