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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 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 14:50:00 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: 24%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, March 15, 2012 at 1:27 AM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 14:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 27' South, Longitude: 97° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.86 meters/second, 1547.5 km/hour, 961.6 miles/hour or 835.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.03 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 29' 26.5"961.35 miwest0° 08' 27.0"9.68 minorth961.75 mi
24 hours11° 53' 57.4"789.49 mieast3° 42' 19.3"254.75 minorth836.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sat 9:50 AM1694 km1053 miles915 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSat 8:50 AM1927 km1198 miles1041 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 9:50 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 9:50 AM2492 km1548 miles1345 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 9:50 AM2753 km1711 miles1487 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 10:50 AM3136 km1949 miles1693 nmEast E
San JoseSat 8:50 AM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 11:50 AM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoSat 10:50 AM3295 km2048 miles1779 nmEast E
ManaguaSat 8:50 AM3398 km2111 miles1835 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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