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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, December 5, 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: 63%

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 09:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 57' North, Longitude: 69° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.37 meters/second, 1606.9 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.7"998.38 miwest0° 10' 44.1"12.30 misouth998.64 mi
24 hours11° 05' 36.0"761.70 mieast4° 27' 49.9"306.73 misouth823.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Fernando de ApureWed 5:04 AM199 km124 miles107 nmEast-northeast ENE
Puerto AyacuchoWed 5:04 AM210 km130 miles113 nmSoutheast SE
BarquisimetoWed 5:04 AM343 km213 miles185 nmNorth N
ValenciaWed 5:04 AM380 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CúcutaWed 4:34 AM401 km249 miles216 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaracayWed 5:04 AM410 km255 miles222 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaracasWed 5:04 AM456 km283 miles246 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BucaramangaWed 4:34 AM459 km285 miles248 nmWest W
MaracaiboWed 5:04 AM506 km315 miles273 nmNorthwest NW
WillemstadWed 5:34 AM570 km354 miles308 nmNorth N
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