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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 23:44:00 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: 76%

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 23:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 18' North, Longitude: 58° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.91 meters/second, 1569.3 km/hour, 975.1 miles/hour or 847.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.25 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 32' 39.8"974.88 miwest0° 07' 55.6"9.08 minorth974.63 mi
24 hours11° 02' 28.5"740.12 mieast2° 51' 02.2"196.00 minorth760.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownSat 7:44 PM203 km126 miles109 nmSouthwest SW
CastriesSat 7:44 PM301 km187 miles163 nmWest W
Vieux FortSat 7:44 PM304 km189 miles164 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceSat 7:44 PM311 km193 miles168 nmWest W
KingstownSat 7:44 PM351 km218 miles189 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauSat 7:44 PM359 km223 miles194 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pointe-à-PitreSat 7:44 PM417 km259 miles225 nmWest-northwest WNW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Sat 7:44 PM422 km262 miles228 nmWest-northwest WNW
ScarboroughSat 7:44 PM442 km274 miles238 nmSouthwest SW
Saint George'sSat 7:44 PM458 km285 miles247 nmWest-southwest WSW
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