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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 12:26:00 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: 57%

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 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 01' South, Longitude: 106° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.40 meters/second, 1607.0 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.7"998.41 miwest0° 11' 26.7"13.11 misouth998.32 mi
24 hours11° 57' 02.8"822.11 mieast4° 27' 03.1"305.88 misouth873.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 6:26 AM1969 km1224 miles1063 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Fri 7:26 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmSouth S
AcapulcoFri 6:26 AM2633 km1636 miles1421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 6:26 AM2888 km1795 miles1560 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 6:26 AM2906 km1806 miles1569 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityFri 6:26 AM2930 km1820 miles1582 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaFri 6:26 AM3016 km1874 miles1628 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 6:26 AM3055 km1899 miles1650 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 6:26 AM3084 km1916 miles1665 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 7:26 AM3185 km1979 miles1720 nmEast E

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