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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 20:44:00 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: 58%

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 20:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 55' North, Longitude: 128° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.95 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 17.5"1001.92 miwest0° 11' 09.9"12.79 misouth1002.13 mi
24 hours11° 11' 27.7"771.25 mieast4° 35' 54.4"315.96 misouth835.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
General SantosThu 4:44 AM405 km251 miles219 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoThu 4:44 AM410 km255 miles221 nmNorthwest NW
TernateThu 5:44 AM476 km296 miles257 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SofifiThu 5:44 AM477 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManadoThu 4:44 AM567 km352 miles306 nmSouthwest SW
Marawi CityThu 4:44 AM588 km366 miles318 nmNorthwest NW
Cagayan de OroThu 4:44 AM591 km367 miles319 nmNorthwest NW
MelekeokThu 5:44 AM722 km449 miles390 nmEast-northeast ENE
GorontaloThu 4:44 AM786 km489 miles425 nmSouthwest SW
Cebu CityThu 4:44 AM790 km491 miles426 nmNorthwest NW

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