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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 6%
Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 52' South
Longitude: 110° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.45 meters/second, 1495.6 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.49 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 22' 22.3"929.08 miwest0° 00' 23.7"0.45 minorth929.10 mi
24 hours15° 01' 22.6"971.07 mieast0° 52' 06.6"59.75 minorth975.66 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 *Wed 12:20 PM692 km430 miles374 nmSouth S
AdamstownWed 9:20 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:20 AM3137 km1949 miles1694 nmNortheast NE
LimaWed 12:20 PM3654 km2270 miles1973 nmEast E
Santiago *Wed 2:20 PM4119 km2559 miles2224 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoWed 12:20 PM4125 km2563 miles2227 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteWed 7:20 AM4158 km2584 miles2245 nmWest W
San JoseWed 11:20 AM4439 km2759 miles2397 nmNortheast NE
La PazWed 1:20 PM4440 km2759 miles2398 nmEast E
San SalvadorWed 11:20 AM4455 km2768 miles2405 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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