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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 17:14:00 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: 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 17:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 41' North, Longitude: 14° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.76 meters/second, 1611.9 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 33' 01.1"1001.51 miwest0° 10' 44.1"12.29 minorth1001.43 mi
24 hours10° 45' 52.1"740.93 mieast4° 06' 20.5"282.15 minorth789.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BertouaThu 6:14 PM172 km107 miles93 nmSouthwest SW
BozoumThu 6:14 PM192 km119 miles104 nmEast-northeast ENE
BerbératiThu 6:14 PM195 km121 miles105 nmSoutheast SE
NgaoundéréThu 6:14 PM222 km138 miles120 nmNorthwest NW
MoundouThu 6:14 PM350 km217 miles189 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YaoundéThu 6:14 PM414 km257 miles223 nmWest-southwest WSW
GarouaThu 6:14 PM427 km265 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BimboThu 6:14 PM433 km269 miles234 nmEast-southeast ESE
BanguiThu 6:14 PM445 km277 miles240 nmEast-southeast ESE
OuéssoThu 6:14 PM473 km294 miles255 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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