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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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 19:24:00 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: 5%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 19:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' South, Longitude: 86° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.23 meters/second, 1494.8 km/hour, 928.8 miles/hour or 807.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 22' 06.5"928.55 miwest0° 00' 36.4"0.70 minorth928.59 mi
24 hours14° 56' 15.6"965.31 mieast0° 56' 42.6"65.02 minorth970.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 2:24 PM1401 km870 miles756 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 3:24 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 4:24 PM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilThu 2:24 PM2185 km1358 miles1180 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreThu 3:24 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:24 PM2239 km1392 miles1209 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoThu 3:24 PM2331 km1448 miles1259 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Thu 2:24 PM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuitoThu 2:24 PM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CórdobaThu 4:24 PM2505 km1557 miles1353 nmEast-southeast ESE
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