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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: 98%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' North, Longitude: 11° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.30 meters/second, 1509.5 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.3"937.63 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth937.63 mi
24 hours11° 43' 53.0"758.09 mieast0° 29' 36.0"33.94 misouth760.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitWed 11:02 PM540 km335 miles291 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezWed 11:02 PM608 km378 miles328 nmSouthwest SW
Faya-LargeauWed 11:02 PM817 km508 miles441 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZinderWed 11:02 PM850 km528 miles459 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoussoroWed 11:02 PM937 km582 miles506 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaradiWed 11:02 PM973 km605 miles525 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaWed 11:02 PM1029 km639 miles556 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KanoWed 11:02 PM1055 km656 miles570 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TripoliWed 11:02 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorth N
NiameyWed 11:02 PM1333 km828 miles720 nmSouthwest SW

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