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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 22:40:00 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: 83%

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 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 03' North, Longitude: 31° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.85 meters/second, 1547.5 km/hour, 961.6 miles/hour or 835.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.03 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.7"961.29 miwest0° 06' 17.4"7.21 minorth961.05 mi
24 hours11° 16' 33.7"745.82 mieast2° 08' 50.6"147.69 minorth755.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 9:40 PM711 km442 miles384 nmEast E
PraiaSun 9:40 PM903 km561 miles488 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 10:40 PM1546 km961 miles835 nmEast E
BanjulSun 10:40 PM1668 km1037 miles901 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSun 10:40 PM1668 km1037 miles901 nmEast E
BissauSun 10:40 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakrySun 10:40 PM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSun 10:40 PM2205 km1370 miles1191 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 10:40 PM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta DelgadaSun 9:40 PM2367 km1471 miles1278 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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