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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 18:26:00 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 18:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' South, Longitude: 106° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.25 meters/second, 1494.9 km/hour, 928.9 miles/hour or 807.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 37.2"928.58 miwest0° 01' 25.1"1.63 misouth928.51 mi
24 hours15° 20' 47.8"992.31 mieast0° 10' 30.5"12.05 minorth992.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Wed 1:26 PM737 km458 miles398 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownWed 10:26 AM2422 km1505 miles1308 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:26 PM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmNortheast NE
LimaWed 1:26 PM3328 km2068 miles1797 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Wed 3:26 PM3832 km2381 miles2069 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoWed 1:26 PM3838 km2385 miles2072 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazWed 2:26 PM4109 km2553 miles2219 nmEast E
San JoseWed 12:26 PM4220 km2622 miles2279 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 12:26 PM4281 km2660 miles2312 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaWed 12:26 PM4289 km2665 miles2316 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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