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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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 19' South, Longitude: 66° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.53 meters/second, 1557.1 km/hour, 967.5 miles/hour or 840.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.12 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 26' 00.2"967.37 miwest0° 09' 44.1"11.16 minorth967.78 mi
24 hours13° 12' 17.3"885.05 mieast4° 13' 04.1"289.93 minorth938.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrinidadSat 1:20 PM168 km105 miles91 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazSat 1:20 PM306 km190 miles165 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaSat 1:20 PM368 km229 miles199 nmNorth N
CobijaSat 1:20 PM448 km278 miles242 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoSat 1:20 PM505 km314 miles273 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santa CruzSat 1:20 PM513 km319 miles277 nmSoutheast SE
SucreSat 1:20 PM534 km332 miles289 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArequipaSat 12:20 PM600 km373 miles324 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 1:20 PM624 km387 miles337 nmEast-southeast ESE
Porto VelhoSat 1:20 PM673 km418 miles363 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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