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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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 20:30:00 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: 82%

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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' North, Longitude: 0° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.41 meters/second, 1549.5 km/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.05 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.1"962.54 miwest0° 06' 27.3"7.40 minorth962.29 mi
24 hours11° 15' 12.1"745.23 mieast2° 13' 04.2"152.53 minorth756.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DoriSun 8:30 PM309 km192 miles167 nmSouth S
OuahigouyaSun 8:30 PM432 km269 miles233 nmSouthwest SW
NiameySun 9:30 PM440 km273 miles238 nmSoutheast SE
OuagadougouSun 8:30 PM513 km319 miles277 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fada N'gourmaSun 8:30 PM528 km328 miles285 nmSouth S
KoudougouSun 8:30 PM558 km347 miles301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KandiSun 9:30 PM713 km443 miles385 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MangoSun 8:30 PM718 km446 miles388 nmSouth S
KoutialaSun 8:30 PM752 km468 miles406 nmSouthwest SW
Bobo-DioulassoSun 8:30 PM766 km476 miles414 nmSouthwest SW

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