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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 07:44:00 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: 6%

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 91° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.06 meters/second, 1530.2 km/hour, 950.8 miles/hour or 826.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.5"950.61 miwest0° 07' 33.3"8.66 minorth950.98 mi
24 hours13° 46' 06.2"908.44 mieast3° 28' 41.5"239.16 minorth947.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSat 2:44 PM1887 km1172 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSat 2:44 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmNortheast NE
BandungSat 2:44 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaSat 1:44 PM2400 km1491 miles1296 nmWest-northwest WNW
SingaporeSat 3:44 PM2452 km1524 miles1324 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSat 3:44 PM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaSat 2:44 PM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmEast-northeast ENE
Amsterdam IslandSat 12:44 PM2653 km1649 miles1433 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DenpasarSat 3:44 PM2703 km1679 miles1459 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakSat 2:44 PM2713 km1685 miles1465 nmNortheast NE
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