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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 01:52:00 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 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 113° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.79 meters/second, 1612.0 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.0"1001.60 miwest0° 11' 19.4"12.97 minorth1001.82 mi
24 hours11° 02' 07.1"760.61 mieast4° 32' 31.4"312.08 minorth823.76 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 *Tue 8:52 PM2505 km1556 miles1352 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsTue 7:52 PM2710 km1684 miles1463 nmEast E
AdamstownTue 5:52 PM2846 km1768 miles1537 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico CityTue 7:52 PM3120 km1939 miles1685 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaTue 7:52 PM3338 km2074 miles1802 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorTue 7:52 PM3393 km2108 miles1832 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaTue 7:52 PM3567 km2217 miles1926 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaTue 7:52 PM3591 km2231 miles1939 nmNortheast NE
San JoseTue 7:52 PM3664 km2277 miles1979 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanTue 7:52 PM3668 km2279 miles1981 nmNortheast NE

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