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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 20, 2012 at 16:24:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 55%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 16:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 32' North, Longitude: 26° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.87 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.70 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 33' 00.5"1001.75 miwest0° 10' 45.9"12.33 minorth1001.68 mi
24 hours10° 45' 56.2"741.20 mieast4° 07' 11.9"283.12 minorth790.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OboThu 5:24 PM47 km29 miles25 nmWest-southwest WSW
YambioThu 7:24 PM198 km123 miles107 nmEast-southeast ESE
WauThu 7:24 PM268 km167 miles145 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JubaThu 7:24 PM527 km328 miles285 nmEast E
BriaThu 5:24 PM553 km344 miles299 nmWest-northwest WNW
KisanganiThu 6:24 PM586 km364 miles317 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuluThu 7:24 PM673 km418 miles364 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalakalThu 7:24 PM687 km427 miles371 nmNortheast NE
LiraThu 7:24 PM760 km472 miles410 nmEast-southeast ESE
MbararaThu 7:24 PM799 km496 miles431 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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