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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 Thursday, December 27, 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: 100%

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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' North, Longitude: 26° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.65 meters/second, 1514.3 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' 30.6"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.4"940.66 miwest0° 02' 25.9"2.79 misouth940.78 mi
24 hours11° 40' 00.4"756.33 mieast1° 24' 30.0"96.87 misouth765.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KufraThu 10:52 PM509 km316 miles275 nmNorthwest NW
FadaThu 10:52 PM601 km373 miles324 nmSouthwest SW
Kharga OasisThu 11:52 PM714 km444 miles386 nmNortheast NE
Al-FashirFri 12:52 AM759 km472 miles410 nmSouth S
Faya-LargeauThu 10:52 PM791 km492 miles427 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumFri 12:52 AM863 km536 miles466 nmSoutheast SE
LuxorThu 11:52 PM884 km549 miles477 nmNortheast NE
Al-UbayyidFri 12:52 AM913 km567 miles493 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbéchéThu 10:52 PM924 km574 miles499 nmSouthwest SW
Al JizahThu 11:52 PM1176 km731 miles635 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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