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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 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: 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 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 36' South, Longitude: 117° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.26 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.63 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 23' 13.5"937.54 miwest0° 04' 50.5"5.55 misouth937.32 mi
24 hours14° 45' 37.8"961.86 mieast1° 15' 25.9"86.48 misouth961.91 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 PM1150 km715 miles621 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM1464 km910 miles790 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM3425 km2128 miles1849 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsWed 3:46 PM3646 km2266 miles1969 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaWed 4:46 PM4367 km2714 miles2358 nmEast E
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM4439 km2758 miles2397 nmWest W
QuitoWed 4:46 PM4727 km2937 miles2553 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico City *Wed 4:46 PM4744 km2948 miles2562 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 3:46 PM4777 km2969 miles2580 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 3:46 PM4791 km2977 miles2587 nmNortheast NE

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