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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

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 3:58 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 34' South, Longitude: 100° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.72 meters/second, 1529.0 km/hour, 950.1 miles/hour or 825.6 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' 10.3"949.85 miwest0° 07' 27.5"8.55 minorth950.21 mi
24 hours13° 57' 59.6"921.09 mieast3° 28' 17.6"238.70 minorth959.48 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 1:44 PM1388 km862 miles749 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:44 PM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 1:44 PM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:44 PM3083 km1916 miles1665 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownFri 10:44 AM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmWest-southwest WSW
La PazFri 2:44 PM3449 km2143 miles1862 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 3:44 PM3461 km2150 miles1869 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseFri 12:44 PM3540 km2200 miles1911 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoFri 2:44 PM3632 km2257 miles1961 nmEast E
ManaguaFri 12:44 PM3643 km2263 miles1967 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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