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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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 00:26:00 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: 76%

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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 24' North, Longitude: 68° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.72 meters/second, 1568.6 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.24 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 32' 38.8"974.46 miwest0° 07' 52.7"9.03 minorth974.21 mi
24 hours11° 02' 52.8"740.27 mieast2° 49' 50.0"194.63 minorth760.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WillemstadSat 8:26 PM261 km162 miles141 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OranjestadSat 8:26 PM271 km168 miles146 nmSouthwest SW
MayagüezSat 8:26 PM441 km274 miles238 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PonceSat 8:26 PM442 km275 miles239 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La RomanaSat 8:26 PM450 km280 miles243 nmNorth N
Punta CanaSat 8:26 PM457 km284 miles247 nmNorth N
MaracaySat 7:56 PM461 km286 miles249 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CaracasSat 7:56 PM461 km287 miles249 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ValenciaSat 7:56 PM463 km288 miles250 nmSouth S
Santo DomingoSat 8:26 PM479 km298 miles259 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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