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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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 18:34:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 97° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.66 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.83 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 09.6"949.71 miwest0° 07' 26.1"8.52 minorth950.08 mi
24 hours13° 58' 21.2"921.37 mieast3° 27' 50.7"238.19 minorth959.62 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 *Fri 1:34 PM1579 km981 miles852 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:34 PM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 1:34 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilFri 1:34 PM2599 km1615 miles1403 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 1:34 PM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:34 PM3166 km1967 miles1709 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 3:34 PM3234 km2009 miles1746 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoFri 2:34 PM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmEast E
San JoseFri 12:34 PM3401 km2114 miles1837 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownFri 10:34 AM3435 km2134 miles1855 nmWest-southwest WSW

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