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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 18:26:00 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 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 52' South, Longitude: 117° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.96 meters/second, 1551.5 km/hour, 964.0 miles/hour or 837.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.07 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 24' 51.8"963.76 miwest0° 09' 36.5"11.01 misouth963.46 mi
24 hours14° 25' 16.4"964.21 mieast3° 20' 45.9"230.09 misouth983.46 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 *Mon 1:26 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownMon 10:26 AM1757 km1092 miles949 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsMon 12:26 PM3407 km2117 miles1840 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 8:26 AM3468 km2155 miles1872 nmWest W
Mexico CityMon 12:26 PM4278 km2658 miles2310 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaMon 1:26 PM4356 km2707 miles2352 nmEast E
GuatemalaMon 12:26 PM4388 km2726 miles2369 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 12:26 PM4416 km2744 miles2385 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaMon 12:26 PM4535 km2818 miles2449 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaMon 8:26 AM4548 km2826 miles2455 nmWest-southwest WSW

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