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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 Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 17:20:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 00' South, Longitude: 94° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.95 meters/second, 1504.6 km/hour, 934.9 miles/hour or 812.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.58 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 minorth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 22' 43.0"934.64 miwest0° 04' 03.7"4.66 minorth934.85 mi
24 hours14° 40' 51.9"954.29 mieast2° 15' 53.5"155.78 minorth973.42 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 *Thu 12:20 PM1677 km1042 miles905 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 12:20 PM2092 km1300 miles1130 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:20 AM2188 km1360 miles1181 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilThu 12:20 PM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Thu 2:20 PM2813 km1748 miles1519 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 12:20 PM2818 km1751 miles1521 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 1:20 PM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmEast E
SucreThu 1:20 PM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 1:20 PM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaThu 2:20 PM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmEast-southeast ESE
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