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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, October 17, 2012 at 20:46:00 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: 8%

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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' South, Longitude: 102° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.48 meters/second, 1510.1 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.64 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 23' 15.1"938.05 miwest0° 04' 59.1"5.72 misouth937.83 mi
24 hours14° 45' 29.6"962.20 mieast1° 19' 00.0"90.57 misouth962.47 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 3:46 PM1073 km667 miles579 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsWed 2:46 PM2511 km1560 miles1356 nmNortheast NE
LimaWed 3:46 PM2874 km1786 miles1552 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownWed 12:46 PM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuitoWed 3:46 PM3400 km2112 miles1836 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Wed 5:46 PM3532 km2195 miles1907 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazWed 4:46 PM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmEast E
San JoseWed 2:46 PM3849 km2391 miles2078 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoWed 4:46 PM3899 km2423 miles2105 nmEast E
SucreWed 4:46 PM3934 km2445 miles2124 nmEast E

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