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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 21, 2012 at 23:54:00 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: 67%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 23:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 51' North, Longitude: 71° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.97 meters/second, 1591.1 km/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.2"988.49 miwest0° 09' 20.9"10.71 minorth988.29 mi
24 hours10° 50' 52.9"736.99 mieast3° 28' 29.6"238.87 minorth770.23 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaracaiboFri 7:24 PM20 km13 miles11 nmSouthwest SW
Ciudad OjedaFri 7:24 PM88 km55 miles48 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OranjestadFri 7:54 PM246 km153 miles133 nmNortheast NE
BarquisimetoFri 7:24 PM255 km158 miles137 nmEast-southeast ESE
WillemstadFri 7:54 PM310 km193 miles167 nmEast-northeast ENE
CúcutaFri 6:54 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BarranquillaFri 6:54 PM363 km226 miles196 nmWest W
ValenciaFri 7:24 PM389 km242 miles210 nmEast E
MaracayFri 7:24 PM443 km275 miles239 nmEast E
CartagenaFri 6:54 PM448 km279 miles242 nmWest W

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