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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, November 12, 2012 at 16:08:00 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: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 16:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 84° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.79 meters/second, 1554.5 km/hour, 965.9 miles/hour or 839.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.10 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.7"965.62 miwest0° 09' 49.3"11.25 misouth965.33 mi
24 hours14° 20' 59.3"961.08 mieast3° 26' 56.8"237.17 misouth982.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 11:08 AM807 km501 miles436 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilMon 11:08 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 10:08 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoMon 11:08 AM1691 km1051 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazMon 12:08 PM1723 km1071 miles930 nmEast E
Rio BrancoMon 12:08 PM1835 km1140 miles991 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreMon 12:08 PM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaMon 11:08 AM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Mon 1:08 PM2497 km1551 miles1348 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PanamaMon 11:08 AM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmNorth N

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