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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 17:24:00 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 17:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' North, Longitude: 12° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.73 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 33' 01.4"1001.46 miwest0° 10' 43.8"12.29 minorth1001.38 mi
24 hours10° 45' 51.3"740.88 mieast4° 06' 10.2"281.95 minorth789.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BertouaThu 6:24 PM195 km121 miles105 nmSoutheast SE
NgaoundéréThu 6:24 PM224 km139 miles121 nmNortheast NE
YaoundéThu 6:24 PM226 km140 miles122 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BamendaThu 6:24 PM244 km152 miles132 nmWest W
DoualaThu 6:24 PM346 km215 miles187 nmWest-southwest WSW
JalingoThu 6:24 PM368 km228 miles198 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EbebiyínThu 6:24 PM410 km255 miles221 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GarouaThu 6:24 PM413 km257 miles223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BerbératiThu 6:24 PM415 km258 miles224 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboThu 6:24 PM449 km279 miles242 nmWest-southwest WSW

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