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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 14, 2012 at 18:34:00 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: 3%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' South, Longitude: 78° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.94 meters/second, 1515.4 km/hour, 941.6 miles/hour or 818.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.69 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 20.1"941.36 miwest0° 05' 57.1"6.82 minorth941.67 mi
24 hours14° 15' 49.3"933.18 mieast2° 55' 53.3"201.60 minorth962.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 1:34 PM779 km484 miles421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 1:34 PM904 km562 miles488 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:34 PM1130 km702 miles610 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 2:34 PM1391 km864 miles751 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 2:34 PM1518 km943 miles820 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Fri 3:34 PM1782 km1107 miles962 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilFri 1:34 PM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmNorth N
CórdobaFri 3:34 PM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoFri 1:34 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Fri 3:34 PM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmEast-southeast ESE

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