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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, December 7, 2012 at 12:16:00 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: 41%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 45' South, Longitude: 85° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.39 meters/second, 1614.2 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.0"1002.90 miwest0° 11' 55.1"13.65 misouth1002.91 mi
24 hours11° 54' 13.6"822.45 mieast4° 44' 10.2"325.44 misouth882.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 6:16 AM474 km294 miles256 nmWest-northwest WNW
PortoviejoFri 7:16 AM619 km385 miles334 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilFri 7:16 AM654 km407 miles353 nmEast E
LojaFri 7:16 AM741 km461 miles400 nmEast E
QuitoFri 7:16 AM854 km531 miles461 nmEast-northeast ENE
CaliFri 7:16 AM1234 km767 miles666 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaFri 7:16 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseFri 6:16 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmNorth N
PanamaFri 7:16 AM1471 km914 miles794 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinFri 7:16 AM1505 km935 miles813 nmNortheast NE

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