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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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 07:08:00 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: 70%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 07:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 21' South, Longitude: 40° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.47 meters/second, 1618.1 km/hour, 1005.4 miles/hour or 873.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 03.2"1005.32 miwest0° 11' 35.6"13.28 misouth1005.40 mi
24 hours11° 20' 33.9"784.57 mieast4° 38' 34.7"319.02 misouth845.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 4:08 AM461 km286 miles249 nmSoutheast SE
BelémThu 4:08 AM843 km524 miles455 nmWest W
RecifeThu 4:08 AM1092 km678 miles589 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneThu 4:08 AM1390 km864 miles751 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 4:08 AM1422 km883 miles768 nmSouth S
ParamariboThu 4:08 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmWest-northwest WNW
Brasilia *Thu 5:08 AM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownThu 3:08 AM2066 km1284 miles1115 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausThu 3:08 AM2140 km1330 miles1155 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 5:08 AM2513 km1561 miles1357 nmSouth S

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