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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 Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 13:26:00 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: 15%

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 Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 02' South, Longitude: 68° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.22 meters/second, 1505.6 km/hour, 935.5 miles/hour or 813.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.59 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 23' 23.0"935.20 miwest0° 03' 47.1"4.34 misouth935.02 mi
24 hours14° 51' 50.0"965.99 mieast0° 50' 27.4"57.85 misouth965.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Tue 10:26 AM162 km101 miles88 nmWest W
Arica *Tue 10:26 AM248 km154 miles134 nmNorthwest NW
SucreTue 9:26 AM370 km230 miles200 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazTue 9:26 AM394 km245 miles213 nmNorth N
ArequipaTue 8:26 AM505 km314 miles272 nmNorthwest NW
SaltaTue 10:26 AM622 km387 miles336 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa CruzTue 9:26 AM625 km389 miles338 nmEast-northeast ENE
TucumánTue 10:26 AM829 km515 miles447 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Machu Picchu PuebloTue 8:26 AM867 km539 miles468 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 9:26 AM906 km563 miles489 nmEast-northeast ENE

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