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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 03:34:00 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: 55%

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 03:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 38' North, Longitude: 29° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.63 meters/second, 1615.1 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.1 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' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.4"1003.44 miwest0° 11' 23.1"13.04 misouth1003.63 mi
24 hours11° 16' 20.7"778.16 mieast4° 39' 43.5"320.32 misouth842.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YambioThu 6:34 AM143 km89 miles77 nmNorthwest NW
AruaThu 6:34 AM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-southeast ESE
JubaThu 6:34 AM289 km180 miles156 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuluThu 6:34 AM348 km216 miles188 nmEast-southeast ESE
OboThu 4:34 AM366 km227 miles198 nmWest-northwest WNW
LiraThu 6:34 AM430 km267 miles232 nmEast-southeast ESE
WauThu 6:34 AM471 km293 miles254 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MbararaThu 6:34 AM494 km307 miles267 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KampalaThu 6:34 AM519 km322 miles280 nmSoutheast SE
EntebbeThu 6:34 AM530 km330 miles286 nmSoutheast SE

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