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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 13:34:00 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: 24%

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 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' South, Longitude: 84° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.50 meters/second, 1528.2 km/hour, 949.6 miles/hour or 825.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.83 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 25' 08.5"949.27 miwest0° 06' 48.6"7.81 misouth949.00 mi
24 hours14° 18' 02.3"941.48 mieast2° 09' 49.9"148.83 misouth947.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 8:34 AM1058 km658 miles571 nmNortheast NE
La PazMon 9:34 AM1784 km1109 miles963 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 8:34 AM1815 km1128 miles980 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 7:34 AM1949 km1211 miles1052 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoMon 9:34 AM2035 km1265 miles1099 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreMon 9:34 AM2072 km1287 miles1119 nmEast E
QuitoMon 8:34 AM2072 km1287 miles1119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Mon 10:34 AM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmSoutheast SE
CórdobaMon 10:34 AM2567 km1595 miles1386 nmSoutheast SE
Easter Island *Mon 8:34 AM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmWest-southwest WSW

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