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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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 14:34:00 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: 45%

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 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 51' South, Longitude: 125° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.02 meters/second, 1584.1 km/hour, 984.3 miles/hour or 855.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.40 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 29' 06.8"984.08 miwest0° 10' 34.1"12.11 misouth983.87 mi
24 hours12° 43' 28.5"864.49 mieast3° 57' 25.6"272.02 misouth900.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSat 6:34 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sat 9:34 AM2473 km1537 miles1335 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSat 4:34 AM2694 km1674 miles1455 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 4:34 AM3791 km2356 miles2047 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 4:34 AM3830 km2380 miles2068 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 8:34 AM4123 km2562 miles2226 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CitySat 8:34 AM4427 km2751 miles2390 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSat 8:34 AM4779 km2970 miles2581 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 8:34 AM4845 km3010 miles2616 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSat 3:34 AM4846 km3011 miles2617 nmWest-southwest WSW

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