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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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 04:32:00 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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 04:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 08' North, Longitude: 70° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.49 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.8 miles/hour or 819.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.0"942.54 miwest0° 03' 04.1"3.52 misouth942.70 mi
24 hours11° 37' 46.2"755.37 mieast1° 39' 20.2"113.88 misouth767.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto PlataFri 12:32 AM39 km24 miles21 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santiago de los CaballerosFri 12:32 AM77 km48 miles41 nmSouth S
Concepción de La VegaFri 12:32 AM102 km64 miles55 nmSouth S
Cockburn TownThu 11:32 PM157 km97 miles85 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Juan de la MaguanaFri 12:32 AM162 km100 miles87 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cap-HaïtienThu 11:32 PM172 km107 miles93 nmWest-southwest WSW
LabadeeThu 11:32 PM176 km109 miles95 nmWest-southwest WSW
Cockburn HarbourThu 11:32 PM179 km111 miles96 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santo DomingoFri 12:32 AM199 km123 miles107 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GonaïvesThu 11:32 PM232 km144 miles125 nmWest-southwest WSW

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