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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 23, 2012 at 00:36:00 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: 74%

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 Friday, November 23, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 56' North, Longitude: 73° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.06 meters/second, 1616.6 km/hour, 1004.5 miles/hour or 872.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 33' 19.0"1004.44 miwest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 minorth1004.40 mi
24 hours10° 39' 15.8"735.25 mieast4° 12' 59.3"289.74 minorth787.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VillavicencioThu 7:36 PM33 km20 miles18 nmNorthwest NW
BogotaThu 7:36 PM106 km66 miles57 nmNorthwest NW
San José del GuaviareThu 7:36 PM175 km109 miles95 nmSouth-southeast SSE
IbaguéThu 7:36 PM217 km135 miles117 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManizalesThu 7:36 PM263 km163 miles142 nmWest-northwest WNW
PereiraThu 7:36 PM268 km167 miles145 nmWest-northwest WNW
CaliThu 7:36 PM345 km214 miles186 nmWest W
FlorenciaThu 7:36 PM351 km218 miles189 nmSouthwest SW
MedellinThu 7:36 PM351 km218 miles189 nmNorthwest NW
BucaramangaThu 7:36 PM356 km221 miles192 nmNorth N

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