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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 08:28:00 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 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 60' South, Longitude: 30° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.74 meters/second, 1615.4 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' 07.7"1003.67 miwest0° 11' 54.3"13.63 misouth1003.70 mi
24 hours11° 48' 34.7"816.39 mieast4° 44' 58.5"326.35 misouth877.24 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 6:28 AM293 km182 miles158 nmSouthwest SW
NatalFri 5:28 AM665 km413 miles359 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeFri 5:28 AM826 km513 miles446 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaFri 5:28 AM909 km565 miles491 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorFri 5:28 AM1493 km928 miles806 nmSouthwest SW
BelémFri 5:28 AM1992 km1238 miles1075 nmWest W
PraiaFri 7:28 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 8:28 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 8:28 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 8:28 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmNortheast NE

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