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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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 19:54:00 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 phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 19:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 55' South, Longitude: 103° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.43 meters/second, 1560.3 km/hour, 969.5 miles/hour or 842.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.16 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 13.4"969.38 miwest0° 09' 56.5"11.39 minorth969.79 mi
24 hours13° 07' 06.8"880.87 mieast4° 16' 53.5"294.30 minorth935.65 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 *Sat 2:54 PM1594 km990 miles861 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:54 PM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 2:54 PM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmEast E
AdamstownSat 11:54 AM3079 km1913 miles1662 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuitoSat 2:54 PM3109 km1932 miles1679 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSat 1:54 PM3375 km2097 miles1822 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 1:54 PM3419 km2124 miles1846 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 1:54 PM3432 km2133 miles1853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 1:54 PM3447 km2142 miles1861 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaSat 1:54 PM3558 km2211 miles1921 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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