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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 06:26:00 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: 14%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 01' South, Longitude: 36° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.06 meters/second, 1551.8 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 25' 40.5"963.96 miwest0° 09' 17.5"10.65 misouth963.67 mi
24 hours14° 09' 13.1"945.64 mieast3° 15' 06.9"223.62 misouth964.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ZombaMon 8:26 AM121 km75 miles65 nmWest-southwest WSW
BlantyreMon 8:26 AM170 km106 miles92 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweMon 8:26 AM303 km188 miles164 nmWest-northwest WNW
NampulaMon 8:26 AM310 km193 miles167 nmEast E
ChipataMon 8:26 AM430 km267 miles232 nmWest-northwest WNW
MzuzuMon 8:26 AM469 km292 miles253 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BeiraMon 8:26 AM558 km347 miles301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutareMon 8:26 AM591 km367 miles319 nmSouthwest SW
KarongaMon 8:26 AM622 km386 miles336 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HarareMon 8:26 AM649 km403 miles350 nmWest-southwest WSW

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