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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 Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 03:38:00 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: 97%

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 Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 03:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' North, Longitude: 34° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.72 meters/second, 1554.2 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.2"965.50 miwest0° 07' 10.0"8.21 misouth965.83 mi
24 hours11° 14' 36.3"747.32 mieast3° 11' 51.4"219.84 misouth784.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 2:38 AM1014 km630 miles548 nmEast E
PraiaSun 2:38 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmEast E
DakarSun 3:38 AM1834 km1139 miles990 nmEast E
BanjulSun 3:38 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmEast E
NouakchottSun 3:38 AM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmEast E
BissauSun 3:38 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmEast E
FortalezaSun 12:38 AM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSun 12:38 AM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySun 3:38 AM2365 km1469 miles1277 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSun 3:38 AM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmEast-southeast ESE

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