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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 17:36:00 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: 65%

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 17:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 51' North, Longitude: 20° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.40 meters/second, 1596.2 km/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 861.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.53 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.2"991.71 miwest0° 09' 40.5"11.08 minorth991.53 mi
24 hours10° 48' 46.1"736.94 mieast3° 37' 14.7"248.88 minorth773.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SarhFri 6:36 PM213 km132 miles115 nmWest-southwest WSW
BiraoFri 6:36 PM288 km179 miles156 nmEast E
MongoFri 6:36 PM306 km190 miles165 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kaga-BandoroFri 6:36 PM335 km208 miles181 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BriaFri 6:36 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbéchéFri 6:36 PM446 km277 miles241 nmNorth N
BambariFri 6:36 PM456 km283 miles246 nmSouth S
MoundouFri 6:36 PM475 km295 miles256 nmWest-southwest WSW
BozoumFri 6:36 PM574 km357 miles310 nmSouthwest SW
MoussoroFri 6:36 PM582 km362 miles314 nmNorthwest NW
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