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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 Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 20:14:00 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: 94%

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 Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' North, Longitude: 26° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.87 meters/second, 1515.1 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.4"941.13 miwest0° 02' 22.3"2.72 minorth941.01 mi
24 hours11° 39' 54.8"756.35 mieast0° 30' 34.9"35.06 minorth755.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KufraTue 9:14 PM530 km329 miles286 nmNorthwest NW
FadaTue 9:14 PM625 km389 miles338 nmSouthwest SW
Kharga OasisTue 10:14 PM697 km433 miles376 nmNortheast NE
Al-FashirTue 11:14 PM761 km473 miles411 nmSouth S
Faya-LargeauTue 9:14 PM821 km510 miles443 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumTue 11:14 PM836 km519 miles451 nmSoutheast SE
LuxorTue 10:14 PM862 km536 miles466 nmNortheast NE
Al-UbayyidTue 11:14 PM895 km556 miles483 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbéchéTue 9:14 PM942 km585 miles509 nmSouthwest SW
Al JizahTue 10:14 PM1166 km724 miles629 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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