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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 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: 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 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 09' North, Longitude: 91° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.94 meters/second, 1616.2 km/hour, 1004.3 miles/hour or 872.7 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' 19.7"1004.17 miwest0° 10' 51.8"12.44 minorth1004.13 mi
24 hours10° 39' 14.1"735.01 mieast4° 11' 58.0"288.57 minorth787.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 7:52 PM614 km382 miles332 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San JoseThu 7:52 PM1072 km666 miles579 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 7:52 PM1079 km670 miles582 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 7:52 PM1096 km681 miles592 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaThu 7:52 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 7:52 PM1166 km724 miles629 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaThu 7:52 PM1210 km752 miles654 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 8:52 PM1467 km912 miles792 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanThu 7:52 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilThu 8:52 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmEast-southeast ESE

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