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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 14:34:00 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: 11%

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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 14' South, Longitude: 80° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.14 meters/second, 1541.3 km/hour, 957.7 miles/hour or 832.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.96 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.8"957.42 miwest0° 08' 31.1"9.76 misouth957.13 mi
24 hours14° 26' 17.8"958.95 mieast2° 53' 01.3"198.32 misouth971.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 9:34 AM624 km388 miles337 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloMon 9:34 AM966 km600 miles522 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazMon 10:34 AM1367 km849 miles738 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 9:34 AM1554 km966 miles839 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoMon 10:34 AM1580 km981 miles853 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreMon 10:34 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 9:34 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsMon 8:34 AM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santiago *Mon 11:34 AM2166 km1346 miles1170 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CórdobaMon 11:34 AM2390 km1485 miles1291 nmSoutheast SE

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