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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 08:18:00 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: 43%

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 08:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 58' South, Longitude: 28° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.75 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.2"1003.70 miwest0° 11' 54.3"13.63 misouth1003.73 mi
24 hours11° 48' 20.3"816.13 mieast4° 45' 00.0"326.38 misouth877.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 6:18 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 5:18 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaFri 5:18 AM1174 km730 miles634 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 5:18 AM1665 km1035 miles899 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaFri 7:18 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 8:18 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 8:18 AM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmNortheast NE
BissauFri 8:18 AM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmNortheast NE
BanjulFri 8:18 AM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 8:18 AM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmEast-northeast ENE

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