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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, December 4, 2012 at 08:54:00 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: 72%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' North, Longitude: 70° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.25 meters/second, 1588.5 km/hour, 987.0 miles/hour or 857.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.45 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.9"986.89 miwest0° 09' 30.6"10.90 misouth987.22 mi
24 hours11° 01' 05.0"747.86 mieast4° 02' 45.0"278.05 misouth802.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaracaiboTue 4:24 AM146 km91 miles79 nmWest-southwest WSW
Ciudad OjedaTue 4:24 AM155 km96 miles83 nmSouthwest SW
OranjestadTue 4:54 AM158 km98 miles85 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BarquisimetoTue 4:24 AM164 km102 miles89 nmSoutheast SE
WillemstadTue 4:54 AM188 km117 miles101 nmNortheast NE
ValenciaTue 4:24 AM276 km171 miles149 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaracayTue 4:24 AM326 km203 miles176 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaracasTue 4:24 AM383 km238 miles207 nmEast E
CúcutaTue 3:54 AM428 km266 miles231 nmSouthwest SW
San Fernando de ApureTue 4:24 AM476 km296 miles257 nmSoutheast SE

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