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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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 01:16:00 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: 44%

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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 01:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 23' South, Longitude: 116° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.60 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.8"989.96 miwest0° 10' 48.1"12.37 minorth990.29 mi
24 hours11° 33' 06.9"788.39 mieast4° 26' 19.4"305.03 minorth849.29 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 8:16 PM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownMon 5:16 PM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsMon 7:16 PM3123 km1941 miles1686 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 3:16 PM3687 km2291 miles1991 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityMon 7:16 PM3712 km2307 miles2005 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaMon 7:16 PM3906 km2427 miles2109 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 7:16 PM3952 km2455 miles2134 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaMon 7:16 PM4106 km2551 miles2217 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaMon 7:16 PM4145 km2576 miles2238 nmNortheast NE
San JoseMon 7:16 PM4178 km2596 miles2256 nmEast-northeast ENE

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