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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, January 4, 2013 at 07:18:00 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: 59%

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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 07:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 02' South, Longitude: 32° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.27 meters/second, 1610.2 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.9"1000.38 miwest0° 11' 31.8"13.20 misouth1000.32 mi
24 hours11° 49' 21.7"814.65 mieast4° 30' 36.5"309.93 misouth868.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 5:18 AM131 km81 miles71 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalFri 4:18 AM362 km225 miles196 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 4:18 AM461 km286 miles249 nmSouthwest SW
MaceióFri 4:18 AM653 km406 miles353 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaFri 4:18 AM737 km458 miles398 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 4:18 AM1126 km700 miles608 nmSouthwest SW
BelémFri 4:18 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmWest-northwest WNW
Brasilia *Fri 5:18 AM2099 km1304 miles1134 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 5:18 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PraiaFri 6:18 AM2399 km1491 miles1295 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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