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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 14, 2012 at 12:14:00 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: 2%

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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 32' South, Longitude: 12° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.24 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 51.5"937.55 miwest0° 05' 05.6"5.84 minorth937.81 mi
24 hours14° 29' 07.2"944.35 mieast2° 37' 49.1"180.90 minorth968.72 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Swakopmund *Fri 2:14 PM400 km249 miles216 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Walvis Bay *Fri 2:14 PM426 km265 miles230 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LubangoFri 1:14 PM519 km323 miles280 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:14 PM574 km356 miles310 nmSoutheast SE
MenongueFri 1:14 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNortheast NE
Rundu *Fri 2:14 PM774 km481 miles418 nmEast-northeast ENE
HuamboFri 1:14 PM819 km509 miles442 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GhanziFri 2:14 PM970 km603 miles524 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaFri 1:14 PM1186 km737 miles640 nmNorth N
GaboroneFri 2:14 PM1482 km921 miles800 nmEast-southeast ESE

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