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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 Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 14:44:00 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: 34%

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 Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 50' South, Longitude: 115° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.15 meters/second, 1555.7 km/hour, 966.7 miles/hour or 840.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.11 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 27' 07.2"966.42 miwest0° 09' 00.8"10.33 misouth966.14 mi
24 hours13° 33' 09.5"906.29 mieast3° 11' 04.3"218.98 misouth925.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 9:44 AM1488 km925 miles804 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownSun 6:44 AM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSun 8:44 AM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSun 4:44 AM3680 km2287 miles1987 nmWest W
LimaSun 9:44 AM4142 km2574 miles2236 nmEast E
Mexico CitySun 8:44 AM4178 km2596 miles2256 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 8:44 AM4241 km2635 miles2290 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 8:44 AM4263 km2649 miles2302 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 9:44 AM4351 km2703 miles2349 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaSun 8:44 AM4370 km2715 miles2360 nmNortheast NE

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