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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:24:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 50' South, Longitude: 4° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.24 meters/second, 1494.9 km/hour, 928.9 miles/hour or 807.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 minorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 41.2"928.56 miwest0° 01' 29.0"1.70 minorth928.64 mi
24 hours15° 08' 08.4"978.58 mieast1° 18' 22.4"89.86 minorth986.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:24 PM549 km341 miles297 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:24 PM2283 km1419 miles1233 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:24 PM2357 km1464 miles1273 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:24 PM2662 km1654 miles1438 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:24 PM2716 km1687 miles1466 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleThu 1:24 PM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaThu 1:24 PM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:24 PM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:24 PM2894 km1798 miles1563 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:24 PM2962 km1841 miles1599 nmNorth N

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