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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 12, 2012 at 16:46:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 82° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.39 meters/second, 1495.4 km/hour, 929.2 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 39.1"928.89 miwest0° 01' 41.3"1.93 misouth928.81 mi
24 hours15° 21' 06.0"992.93 mieast0° 04' 04.0"4.66 minorth993.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaWed 11:46 AM1154 km717 miles623 nmNortheast NE
La PazWed 12:46 PM1635 km1016 miles883 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Wed 1:46 PM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmSoutheast SE
SucreWed 12:46 PM1864 km1158 miles1006 nmEast E
Rio BrancoWed 12:46 PM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilWed 11:46 AM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmNorth N
CórdobaWed 1:46 PM2215 km1377 miles1196 nmSoutheast SE
Galapagos IslandsWed 10:46 AM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoWed 11:46 AM2323 km1444 miles1254 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Wed 1:46 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmEast-southeast ESE
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