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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 46%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 28' South, Longitude: 94° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.64 meters/second, 1586.3 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.43 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 29' 16.4"985.49 miwest0° 10' 40.2"12.22 misouth985.28 mi
24 hours12° 39' 17.9"860.83 mieast4° 00' 36.9"275.66 misouth897.92 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 6:26 AM1195 km743 miles645 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilSat 7:26 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 7:26 AM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmEast E
QuitoSat 7:26 AM2114 km1314 miles1141 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sat 7:26 AM2400 km1492 miles1296 nmSouthwest SW
San JoseSat 6:26 AM2540 km1579 miles1372 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 6:26 AM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 7:26 AM2726 km1694 miles1472 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 6:26 AM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 6:26 AM2810 km1746 miles1517 nmNorth N

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