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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:32:00 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: 52%

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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 18' North, Longitude: 71° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.08 meters/second, 1616.7 km/hour, 1004.6 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' 32.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 58.7"1004.44 miwest0° 11' 34.4"13.25 misouth1004.60 mi
24 hours11° 22' 23.1"786.05 mieast4° 42' 40.4"323.70 misouth850.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San José del GuaviareThu 5:32 AM80 km50 miles43 nmWest-northwest WNW
MitúThu 5:32 AM225 km140 miles122 nmEast-southeast ESE
VillavicencioThu 5:32 AM276 km171 miles149 nmNorthwest NW
BogotaThu 5:32 AM348 km216 miles188 nmNorthwest NW
FlorenciaThu 5:32 AM412 km256 miles222 nmWest W
PereiraThu 5:32 AM498 km309 miles269 nmNorthwest NW
ManizalesThu 5:32 AM499 km310 miles269 nmNorthwest NW
CaliThu 5:32 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest-northwest WNW
BucaramangaThu 5:32 AM550 km342 miles297 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedellinThu 5:32 AM594 km369 miles321 nmNorthwest NW

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