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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 19:34:00 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: 12%

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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 19:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' South, Longitude: 73° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.45 meters/second, 1506.4 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 23' 26.2"935.78 miwest0° 04' 12.6"4.83 minorth936.00 mi
24 hours14° 14' 34.4"926.18 mieast2° 16' 16.5"156.22 minorth945.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaFri 2:34 PM464 km288 miles250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazFri 3:34 PM718 km446 miles388 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 2:34 PM766 km476 miles413 nmNorth N
SucreFri 3:34 PM911 km566 miles492 nmEast E
LimaFri 2:34 PM935 km581 miles505 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoFri 3:34 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 4:34 PM1528 km950 miles825 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CórdobaFri 4:34 PM1601 km995 miles864 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Fri 4:34 PM1771 km1100 miles956 nmEast-southeast ESE
RosarioFri 4:34 PM1950 km1211 miles1053 nmSoutheast SE

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