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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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 02:24:00 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: 75%

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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 02:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 08' North, Longitude: 24° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.63 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.39 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.9"983.26 miwest0° 09' 07.8"10.46 misouth983.60 mi
24 hours11° 01' 34.4"745.73 mieast3° 54' 37.4"268.76 misouth797.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al-FashirTue 5:24 AM210 km130 miles113 nmNortheast NE
BiraoTue 3:24 AM253 km157 miles137 nmSouthwest SW
AbéchéTue 3:24 AM408 km254 miles220 nmWest-northwest WNW
MongoTue 3:24 AM596 km371 miles322 nmWest W
FadaTue 3:24 AM625 km388 miles337 nmNorth-northwest NNW
WauTue 5:24 AM645 km401 miles348 nmSoutheast SE
BriaTue 3:24 AM664 km412 miles358 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al-UbayyidTue 5:24 AM667 km415 miles360 nmEast E
SarhTue 3:24 AM713 km443 miles385 nmWest-southwest WSW
Kaga-BandoroTue 3:24 AM788 km490 miles426 nmSouthwest SW

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