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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:18:00 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: 56%

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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 53' North, Longitude: 47° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.52 meters/second, 1614.7 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.2"1003.20 miwest0° 11' 20.8"12.99 misouth1003.39 mi
24 hours11° 15' 21.8"776.81 mieast4° 39' 05.1"319.59 misouth841.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalkayoThu 5:18 AM321 km199 miles173 nmNorth N
MogadishuThu 5:18 AM332 km207 miles179 nmSouthwest SW
KismayoThu 5:18 AM741 km460 miles400 nmSouthwest SW
HargeisaThu 5:18 AM746 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BosasoThu 5:18 AM835 km519 miles451 nmNorth N
Dire DawaThu 5:18 AM903 km561 miles488 nmNorthwest NW
Ali SabiehThu 5:18 AM975 km606 miles527 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiThu 5:18 AM990 km615 miles534 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DikhilThu 5:18 AM992 km617 miles536 nmNorthwest NW
GarissaThu 5:18 AM1017 km632 miles549 nmWest-southwest WSW

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