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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 09:34:00 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 09:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 01' North, Longitude: 80° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.41 meters/second, 1589.1 km/hour, 987.4 miles/hour or 858.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.46 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.1"987.25 miwest0° 09' 33.0"10.94 misouth987.58 mi
24 hours11° 01' 04.2"748.12 mieast4° 03' 33.1"278.97 misouth802.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ColónTue 4:34 AM185 km115 miles100 nmSouth S
PanamaTue 4:34 AM231 km143 miles125 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago de VeraguasTue 4:34 AM339 km211 miles183 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DavidTue 4:34 AM389 km242 miles210 nmSouthwest SW
San JoseTue 3:34 AM459 km285 miles248 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlajuelaTue 3:34 AM471 km293 miles254 nmWest-southwest WSW
Puerto CabezasTue 3:34 AM494 km307 miles267 nmNorthwest NW
CartagenaTue 4:34 AM495 km308 miles267 nmEast E
MonteríaTue 4:34 AM519 km323 miles280 nmEast-southeast ESE
BarranquillaTue 4:34 AM572 km355 miles309 nmEast E

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