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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 18:56:00 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: 9%

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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 59' South, Longitude: 69° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.95 meters/second, 1544.2 km/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.99 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 32.7"959.35 miwest0° 08' 42.3"9.98 minorth959.75 mi
24 hours13° 19' 57.2"886.68 mieast3° 51' 22.2"265.11 minorth932.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
La PazSat 2:56 PM158 km98 miles85 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArequipaSat 1:56 PM223 km138 miles120 nmWest-southwest WSW
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 1:56 PM451 km280 miles244 nmNorthwest NW
CobijaSat 2:56 PM553 km344 miles299 nmNorth N
SucreSat 2:56 PM563 km350 miles304 nmSoutheast SE
RiberaltaSat 2:56 PM664 km412 miles358 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoSat 2:56 PM688 km427 miles371 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 2:56 PM914 km568 miles494 nmEast E
LimaSat 1:56 PM922 km573 miles498 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Sat 3:56 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmSoutheast SE
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