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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, October 15, 2012 at 18:02:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 18:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 34' South, Longitude: 91° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.73 meters/second, 1568.6 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.24 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 25' 58.7"974.46 miwest0° 10' 47.7"12.37 misouth974.20 mi
24 hours13° 54' 59.1"939.59 mieast3° 54' 09.2"268.31 misouth969.58 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 12:02 PM1313 km816 miles709 nmNorth N
LimaMon 1:02 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 1:02 PM1742 km1083 miles941 nmNortheast NE
QuitoMon 1:02 PM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Mon 1:02 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmSouthwest SW
La PazMon 2:02 PM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseMon 12:02 PM2631 km1635 miles1421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoMon 2:02 PM2635 km1637 miles1423 nmEast E
BogotaMon 1:02 PM2732 km1698 miles1475 nmNortheast NE
PanamaMon 1:02 PM2745 km1705 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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