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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 83%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 34' North, Longitude: 25° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.02 meters/second, 1558.9 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.14 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 31' 56.8"968.43 miwest0° 07' 27.5"8.55 misouth968.76 mi
24 hours11° 08' 20.9"742.36 mieast3° 18' 14.1"227.14 misouth781.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al-FashirMon 4:34 AM215 km134 miles116 nmSouth S
FadaMon 2:34 AM421 km262 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbéchéMon 2:34 AM502 km312 miles271 nmWest-southwest WSW
Al-UbayyidMon 4:34 AM607 km377 miles328 nmEast-southeast ESE
BiraoMon 2:34 AM636 km395 miles344 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Faya-LargeauMon 2:34 AM696 km432 miles376 nmWest-northwest WNW
MongoMon 2:34 AM791 km492 miles427 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumMon 4:34 AM792 km492 miles428 nmEast E
KostiMon 4:34 AM853 km530 miles461 nmEast-southeast ESE
WauMon 4:34 AM923 km574 miles499 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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