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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: 100%

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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 24' North, Longitude: 11° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.76 meters/second, 1514.8 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"940.98 miwest0° 02' 31.7"2.90 misouth941.11 mi
24 hours11° 39' 41.5"756.25 mieast1° 26' 47.1"99.50 misouth766.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezThu 11:52 PM520 km323 miles281 nmSouthwest SW
ZinderThu 11:52 PM772 km480 miles417 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaradiThu 11:52 PM888 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoThu 11:52 PM978 km608 miles528 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaThu 11:52 PM999 km620 miles539 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyThu 11:52 PM1245 km774 miles672 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaThu 11:52 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TripoliThu 11:52 PM1396 km867 miles754 nmNorth N
OuagadougouThu 10:52 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmWest-southwest WSW
VallettaThu 11:52 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmNorth N

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