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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, June 11, 2012 at 11:42:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, June 11, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, June 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 11, 2012 at 11:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 15' North, Longitude: 85° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.17 meters/second, 1620.6 km/hour, 1007.0 miles/hour or 875.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.5"16.78 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.78 mi
1 hour14° 33' 38.3"1006.93 miwest0° 11' 26.8"13.11 minorth1006.98 mi
24 hours10° 27' 46.6"723.56 mieast4° 28' 34.2"307.56 minorth784.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsMon 5:42 AM506 km315 miles273 nmWest-southwest WSW
PortoviejoMon 6:42 AM626 km389 miles338 nmEast-southeast ESE
EsmeraldasMon 6:42 AM661 km411 miles357 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 6:42 AM740 km460 miles400 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 6:42 AM806 km501 miles435 nmEast-southeast ESE
LojaMon 6:42 AM918 km570 miles495 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseMon 5:42 AM974 km605 miles526 nmNorth N
CaliMon 6:42 AM1038 km645 miles561 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaMon 6:42 AM1088 km676 miles587 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaMon 5:42 AM1207 km750 miles652 nmNorth N

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