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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 04:32:00 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: 44%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 04:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 13' South, Longitude: 26° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.00 meters/second, 1616.4 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.8"1004.27 miwest0° 11' 52.6"13.60 misouth1004.32 mi
24 hours11° 43' 04.3"810.35 mieast4° 45' 24.6"326.85 misouth872.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KinduFri 6:32 AM203 km126 miles110 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KisanganiFri 6:32 AM242 km150 miles131 nmNorthwest NW
BukavuFri 6:32 AM296 km184 miles160 nmEast-southeast ESE
GomaFri 6:32 AM303 km188 miles163 nmEast E
RuhengeriFri 6:32 AM348 km216 miles188 nmEast E
GitaramaFri 6:32 AM372 km231 miles201 nmEast-southeast ESE
ButareFri 6:32 AM390 km242 miles210 nmEast-southeast ESE
BujumburaFri 6:32 AM394 km245 miles213 nmSoutheast SE
KigaliFri 6:32 AM402 km250 miles217 nmEast-southeast ESE
NgoziFri 6:32 AM413 km256 miles223 nmEast-southeast ESE
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