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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 Monday, December 31, 2012 at 04:38:00 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: 93%

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 Monday, December 31, 2012 at 04:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 45' North, Longitude: 37° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.49 meters/second, 1578.6 km/hour, 980.9 miles/hour or 852.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.35 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.1"980.70 miwest0° 08' 53.8"10.19 misouth981.04 mi
24 hours11° 03' 35.6"746.21 mieast3° 49' 11.7"262.55 misouth795.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaMon 3:38 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmEast E
CayenneMon 1:38 AM1822 km1132 miles984 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 1:38 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmSouth S
BelémMon 1:38 AM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboMon 1:38 AM2061 km1280 miles1113 nmWest-southwest WSW
DakarMon 4:38 AM2207 km1371 miles1191 nmEast E
BanjulMon 4:38 AM2296 km1427 miles1240 nmEast E
RecifeMon 1:38 AM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmSouth S
GeorgetownMon 12:38 AM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmWest-southwest WSW
BridgetownMon 12:38 AM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmWest W
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