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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 Monday, January 7, 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: 25%

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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 45' South, Longitude: 68° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.86 meters/second, 1529.5 km/hour, 950.4 miles/hour or 825.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.84 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.1"950.07 miwest0° 06' 56.2"7.95 misouth949.80 mi
24 hours14° 16' 00.8"939.95 mieast2° 13' 14.9"152.75 misouth946.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
La PazMon 8:26 AM143 km89 miles77 nmNorth-northeast NNE
OruroMon 8:26 AM146 km91 miles79 nmEast E
Arica *Mon 9:26 AM210 km130 miles113 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArequipaMon 7:26 AM354 km220 miles191 nmWest-northwest WNW
SucreMon 8:26 AM371 km230 miles200 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santa CruzMon 8:26 AM564 km351 miles305 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloMon 7:26 AM667 km414 miles360 nmNorthwest NW
CobijaMon 8:26 AM744 km463 miles402 nmNorth N
RiberaltaMon 8:26 AM791 km491 miles427 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 8:26 AM817 km508 miles441 nmEast E

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