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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 Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 09:10:00 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: 75%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 01' North, Longitude: 78° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.67 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 950.0 miles/hour or 825.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.4"949.67 miwest0° 04' 40.4"5.36 misouth949.91 mi
24 hours11° 26' 32.8"748.45 mieast2° 16' 12.8"156.13 misouth769.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Montego BaySun 4:10 AM67 km42 miles36 nmSouth-southeast SSE
May PenSun 4:10 AM154 km95 miles83 nmSoutheast SE
KingstonSun 4:10 AM187 km116 miles101 nmSoutheast SE
CamagüeySun 4:10 AM264 km164 miles143 nmNorth N
Santiago de CubaSun 4:10 AM274 km170 miles148 nmEast-northeast ENE
HolguínSun 4:10 AM291 km181 miles157 nmNortheast NE
George Town (Cayman)Sun 4:10 AM336 km209 miles182 nmWest W
Santa ClaraSun 4:10 AM418 km260 miles226 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GonaïvesSun 4:10 AM582 km362 miles314 nmEast E
Port-au-PrinceSun 4:10 AM621 km386 miles335 nmEast E

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