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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:26:00 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: 63%

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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 00' North, Longitude: 95° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.49 meters/second, 1600.2 km/hour, 994.3 miles/hour or 864.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 33' 06.4"994.16 miwest0° 09' 55.8"11.37 minorth994.00 mi
24 hours10° 47' 24.9"737.20 mieast3° 44' 03.2"256.66 minorth776.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PhuketFri 7:26 PM355 km220 miles191 nmEast-southeast ESE
Banda AcehFri 7:26 PM381 km237 miles206 nmSouth S
Port BlairFri 5:56 PM431 km268 miles233 nmNorthwest NW
Hat YaiFri 7:26 PM603 km375 miles326 nmEast-southeast ESE
Alor SetarFri 8:26 PM636 km395 miles344 nmEast-southeast ESE
DaweiFri 6:56 PM639 km397 miles345 nmNorth-northeast NNE
George TownFri 8:26 PM676 km420 miles365 nmSoutheast SE
MedanFri 7:26 PM702 km436 miles379 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BangkokFri 7:26 PM764 km475 miles413 nmNortheast NE
IpohFri 8:26 PM799 km497 miles432 nmSoutheast SE

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