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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, October 6, 2012 at 10:26:00 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: 68%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 58' North, Longitude: 89° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.22 meters/second, 1509.2 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 814.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.3"937.44 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 misouth937.49 mi
24 hours11° 42' 42.8"756.65 mieast0° 48' 40.2"55.81 misouth760.72 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Merida *Sat 5:26 AM5 km3 miles3 nmWest W
Campeche *Sat 5:26 AM160 km99 miles86 nmSouthwest SW
Playa del Carmen *Sat 5:26 AM263 km163 miles142 nmEast E
Cancún *Sat 5:26 AM284 km176 miles153 nmEast E
Chetumal *Sat 5:26 AM304 km189 miles164 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Orange Walk TownSat 4:26 AM336 km209 miles182 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San PedroSat 4:26 AM377 km234 miles204 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belize CitySat 4:26 AM410 km255 miles221 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelmopanSat 4:26 AM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DangrigaSat 4:26 AM465 km289 miles251 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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