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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 17, 2012 at 14:32:00 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: 24%

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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' South, Longitude: 20° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.23 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.4"991.38 miwest0° 11' 19.4"12.97 minorth991.71 mi
24 hours11° 49' 31.7"808.92 mieast4° 37' 10.3"317.44 minorth872.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LucapaMon 3:32 PM77 km48 miles42 nmEast E
TshikapaMon 4:32 PM249 km155 miles135 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuenaMon 3:32 PM358 km223 miles193 nmSouth S
MalanjeMon 3:32 PM423 km263 miles228 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mbuji-MayiMon 4:32 PM474 km294 miles256 nmNortheast NE
UígeMon 3:32 PM560 km348 miles302 nmWest W
HuamboMon 3:32 PM665 km413 miles359 nmSouthwest SW
KinshasaMon 3:32 PM702 km436 miles379 nmNorthwest NW
BrazzavilleMon 3:32 PM709 km441 miles383 nmNorthwest NW
MenongueMon 3:32 PM724 km450 miles391 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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