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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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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 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 18:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 36' South, Longitude: 94° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.67 meters/second, 1568.4 km/hour, 974.6 miles/hour or 846.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.24 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 25' 58.0"974.32 miwest0° 10' 46.8"12.35 misouth974.06 mi
24 hours13° 55' 16.6"939.80 mieast3° 53' 43.5"267.82 misouth969.63 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 12:12 PM1402 km871 miles757 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaMon 1:12 PM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 1:12 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Mon 1:12 PM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmSouthwest SW
QuitoMon 1:12 PM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmNortheast NE
San JoseMon 12:12 PM2745 km1705 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazMon 2:12 PM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManaguaMon 12:12 PM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaMon 1:12 PM2905 km1805 miles1569 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoMon 2:12 PM2925 km1818 miles1579 nmEast E

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