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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 20:34:00 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 phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 21' South, Longitude: 126° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.31 meters/second, 1531.1 km/hour, 951.4 miles/hour or 826.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.86 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 24' 18.4"951.18 miwest0° 07' 40.1"8.79 minorth951.55 mi
24 hours13° 54' 26.6"918.33 mieast3° 32' 36.3"243.64 minorth958.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 12:34 PM926 km575 miles500 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:34 PM2086 km1296 miles1126 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteFri 10:34 AM2429 km1510 miles1312 nmWest W
RarotongaFri 10:34 AM3499 km2174 miles1889 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 10:34 AM3978 km2472 miles2148 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 9:34 AM4566 km2837 miles2465 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 10:34 AM4841 km3008 miles2614 nmWest W
Mexico CityFri 2:34 PM5061 km3145 miles2733 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 9:34 AM5099 km3169 miles2753 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaFri 2:34 PM5315 km3303 miles2870 nmNortheast NE

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