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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 19:44:00 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 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 56' South, Longitude: 76° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.48 meters/second, 1506.5 km/hour, 936.1 miles/hour or 813.5 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' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 23' 26.9"935.86 miwest0° 04' 13.8"4.85 minorth936.08 mi
24 hours14° 14' 13.8"925.87 mieast2° 16' 46.0"156.78 minorth945.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaFri 2:44 PM636 km395 miles344 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 2:44 PM851 km529 miles460 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 2:44 PM875 km544 miles473 nmNorth N
La PazFri 3:44 PM943 km586 miles509 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 3:44 PM1162 km722 miles627 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 3:44 PM1429 km888 miles771 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Fri 4:44 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CórdobaFri 4:44 PM1758 km1092 miles949 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilFri 2:44 PM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 4:44 PM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmEast-southeast ESE

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