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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 17:22:00 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 phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 17:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' North, Longitude: 103° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.62 meters/second, 1525.0 km/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.2"947.32 miwest0° 04' 16.1"4.89 misouth947.54 mi
24 hours11° 32' 22.3"753.17 mieast2° 06' 54.7"145.47 misouth771.70 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Luang PrabangSat 12:22 AM120 km74 miles65 nmWest-northwest WNW
Xam NeuaSat 12:22 AM150 km94 miles81 nmNortheast NE
VientianeSat 12:22 AM165 km102 miles89 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wanon NiwatSat 12:22 AM202 km126 miles109 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Udon ThaniSat 12:22 AM220 km137 miles119 nmSouth S
Khon KaenSat 12:22 AM326 km203 miles176 nmSouth S
HanoiSat 12:22 AM339 km210 miles183 nmEast-northeast ENE
SavannakhetSat 12:22 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Hai PhongSat 12:22 AM406 km252 miles219 nmEast-northeast ENE
Chiang MaiSat 12:22 AM441 km274 miles238 nmWest W
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