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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: 2%

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 20:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 46' South, Longitude: 115° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.72 meters/second, 1561.4 km/hour, 970.2 miles/hour or 843.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.17 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 26' 17.7"970.12 miwest0° 10' 00.5"11.47 minorth970.53 mi
24 hours13° 05' 23.3"879.54 mieast4° 18' 07.0"295.72 minorth934.77 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 3:44 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownSat 12:44 PM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSat 2:44 PM3184 km1978 miles1719 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSat 10:44 AM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmWest W
Mexico CitySat 2:44 PM4084 km2538 miles2205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 3:44 PM4169 km2591 miles2251 nmEast E
GuatemalaSat 2:44 PM4170 km2591 miles2252 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 2:44 PM4196 km2607 miles2266 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 2:44 PM4312 km2679 miles2328 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 3:44 PM4338 km2696 miles2343 nmEast-northeast ENE
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