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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 Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 01:32:00 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: 55%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 01:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 54' South, Longitude: 108° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.74 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 53.0"1001.48 miwest0° 11' 19.2"12.96 minorth1001.70 mi
24 hours11° 02' 26.8"760.92 mieast4° 32' 31.4"312.08 minorth824.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsTue 7:32 PM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmEast E
Easter Island *Tue 8:32 PM2456 km1526 miles1326 nmSouth S
AcapulcoTue 7:32 PM2596 km1613 miles1402 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 7:32 PM2892 km1797 miles1561 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 7:32 PM2954 km1836 miles1595 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorTue 7:32 PM2988 km1857 miles1614 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaTue 7:32 PM3129 km1944 miles1689 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaTue 7:32 PM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownTue 5:32 PM3186 km1980 miles1720 nmSouthwest SW
San JoseTue 7:32 PM3196 km1986 miles1726 nmEast-northeast ENE
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