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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 17:18:00 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 17:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' North, Longitude: 13° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.75 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' 01.3"1001.49 miwest0° 10' 43.9"12.29 minorth1001.41 mi
24 hours10° 45' 51.7"740.91 mieast4° 06' 16.4"282.07 minorth789.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BertouaThu 6:18 PM125 km78 miles68 nmSouth S
NgaoundéréThu 6:18 PM180 km112 miles97 nmNorth N
BerbératiThu 6:18 PM273 km169 miles147 nmSoutheast SE
BozoumThu 6:18 PM294 km183 miles159 nmEast-northeast ENE
YaoundéThu 6:18 PM325 km202 miles176 nmSouthwest SW
GarouaThu 6:18 PM401 km249 miles216 nmNorth N
BamendaThu 6:18 PM405 km251 miles218 nmWest W
MoundouThu 6:18 PM405 km251 miles219 nmNortheast NE
JalingoThu 6:18 PM444 km276 miles240 nmNorthwest NW
EbebiyínThu 6:18 PM478 km297 miles258 nmSouthwest SW
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