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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 10:16:00 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: 12%

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 10:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 36' South, Longitude: 18° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.68 meters/second, 1546.8 km/hour, 961.2 miles/hour or 835.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.02 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 18.8"960.87 miwest0° 08' 56.5"10.25 misouth960.57 mi
24 hours14° 17' 24.7"952.10 mieast3° 05' 00.5"212.04 misouth967.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 10:16 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmEast E
RecifeMon 7:16 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 7:16 AM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 7:16 AM2521 km1567 miles1361 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaMon 10:16 AM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 8:16 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownMon 10:16 AM2737 km1701 miles1478 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 10:16 AM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 10:16 AM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 10:16 AM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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