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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 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 21:46:00 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: 19%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 10' South, Longitude: 99° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.74 meters/second, 1525.5 km/hour, 947.9 miles/hour or 823.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.80 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.7"947.57 miwest0° 06' 51.2"7.86 misouth947.30 mi
24 hours14° 08' 50.1"929.88 mieast2° 08' 42.8"147.55 misouth935.65 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 *Wed 4:46 PM1399 km870 miles756 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsWed 3:46 PM2205 km1370 miles1190 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaWed 4:46 PM2523 km1568 miles1362 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoWed 4:46 PM3049 km1895 miles1647 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM3234 km2010 miles1746 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Wed 6:46 PM3347 km2080 miles1807 nmSoutheast SE
La PazWed 5:46 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmEast E
San JoseWed 3:46 PM3549 km2205 miles1916 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoWed 5:46 PM3552 km2207 miles1918 nmEast E
SucreWed 5:46 PM3627 km2254 miles1959 nmEast E
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