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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: 86%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 14' North, Longitude: 86° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.10 meters/second, 1602.4 km/hour, 995.7 miles/hour or 865.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.8"995.54 miwest0° 10' 22.6"11.88 misouth995.83 mi
24 hours10° 58' 57.6"751.88 mieast4° 19' 25.6"297.11 misouth811.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlajuelaTue 2:44 AM303 km188 miles164 nmNortheast NE
San JoseTue 2:44 AM308 km192 miles167 nmNortheast NE
MasayaTue 2:44 AM414 km257 miles224 nmNorth N
DavidTue 3:44 AM428 km266 miles231 nmEast E
ManaguaTue 2:44 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth N
MatagalpaTue 2:44 AM521 km324 miles281 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasTue 3:44 AM587 km365 miles317 nmEast E
San MiguelTue 2:44 AM615 km382 miles332 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TegucigalpaTue 2:44 AM655 km407 miles354 nmNorth N
San SalvadorTue 2:44 AM682 km424 miles368 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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