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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 21:52:00 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 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' North, Longitude: 2° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.68 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.7"940.71 miwest0° 02' 13.0"2.54 minorth940.60 mi
24 hours11° 40' 24.7"756.57 mieast0° 26' 48.9"30.75 minorth756.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitTue 10:52 PM525 km326 miles283 nmEast-southeast ESE
AgadezTue 10:52 PM676 km420 miles365 nmSoutheast SE
In SalahTue 10:52 PM744 km462 miles402 nmNorth N
DoriTue 9:52 PM773 km480 miles417 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NiameyTue 10:52 PM774 km481 miles418 nmSouth S
MaradiTue 10:52 PM902 km560 miles487 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuahigouyaTue 9:52 PM941 km585 miles508 nmSouthwest SW
Fada N'gourmaTue 9:52 PM966 km600 miles521 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderTue 10:52 PM994 km617 miles536 nmSoutheast SE
OuagadougouTue 9:52 PM1007 km625 miles544 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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