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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 19:06:00 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 19:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' South, Longitude: 71° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.01 meters/second, 1544.4 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 833.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.99 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 33.6"959.49 miwest0° 08' 43.2"10.00 minorth959.88 mi
24 hours13° 19' 33.8"886.35 mieast3° 51' 40.3"265.45 minorth932.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaSat 2:06 PM65 km40 miles35 nmSoutheast SE
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 2:06 PM317 km197 miles171 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazSat 3:06 PM408 km254 miles220 nmEast E
CobijaSat 3:06 PM642 km399 miles347 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 2:06 PM702 km436 miles379 nmNorthwest NW
SucreSat 3:06 PM784 km487 miles423 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 3:06 PM795 km494 miles429 nmNortheast NE
RiberaltaSat 3:06 PM836 km520 miles452 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 2:06 PM1754 km1090 miles947 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 4:06 PM1808 km1124 miles977 nmSoutheast SE

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