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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 Monday, December 24, 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: 90%

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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 12' North, Longitude: 20° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.33 meters/second, 1527.6 km/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 29.0"948.91 miwest0° 04' 19.3"4.96 minorth948.71 mi
24 hours11° 30' 41.9"752.14 mieast1° 19' 02.2"90.61 minorth754.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa MariaMon 9:40 PM392 km244 miles212 nmSouthwest SW
NouadhibouMon 10:40 PM400 km249 miles216 nmEast-northeast ENE
NouakchottMon 10:40 PM481 km299 miles260 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-LouisMon 10:40 PM541 km336 miles292 nmSoutheast SE
MindeloMon 9:40 PM550 km342 miles297 nmWest-southwest WSW
RossoMon 10:40 PM569 km354 miles307 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaMon 9:40 PM579 km360 miles313 nmSouthwest SW
DakarMon 10:40 PM591 km367 miles319 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ThièsMon 10:40 PM610 km379 miles329 nmSoutheast SE
ToubaMon 10:40 PM678 km421 miles366 nmSoutheast SE

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