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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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 18:36:00 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: 74%

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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 37' North, Longitude: 16° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.27 meters/second, 1574.2 km/hour, 978.1 miles/hour or 850.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.30 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 32' 46.0"977.94 miwest0° 08' 15.5"9.46 minorth977.70 mi
24 hours10° 59' 35.7"739.13 mieast2° 59' 40.3"205.89 minorth762.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoussoroSat 7:36 PM5 km3 miles3 nmNortheast NE
NdjamenaSat 7:36 PM226 km140 miles122 nmSouthwest SW
MongoSat 7:36 PM289 km179 miles156 nmEast-southeast ESE
MarouaSat 7:36 PM406 km252 miles219 nmSouthwest SW
MaiduguriSat 7:36 PM409 km254 miles221 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbéchéSat 7:36 PM474 km294 miles256 nmEast E
SarhSat 7:36 PM537 km334 miles290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Faya-LargeauSat 7:36 PM555 km345 miles300 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoundouSat 7:36 PM560 km348 miles302 nmSouth S
GarouaSat 7:36 PM582 km362 miles314 nmSouthwest SW
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