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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 19:44:00 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 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 52' South, Longitude: 81° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.24 meters/second, 1545.3 km/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 37.2"959.99 miwest0° 08' 46.8"10.06 minorth960.39 mi
24 hours13° 18' 05.4"885.12 mieast3° 52' 48.4"266.75 minorth931.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 2:44 PM603 km375 miles326 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 2:44 PM965 km600 miles521 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSat 3:44 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 2:44 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSat 3:44 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 3:44 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 2:44 PM1751 km1088 miles945 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:44 PM1903 km1182 miles1027 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santiago *Sat 4:44 PM2209 km1372 miles1193 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BogotaSat 2:44 PM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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