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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 Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 18:20:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 6%

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 Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 55' South, Longitude: 67° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.77 meters/second, 1586.8 km/hour, 986.0 miles/hour or 856.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.43 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 07.0"985.86 miwest0° 11' 18.5"12.95 minorth986.22 mi
24 hours12° 24' 01.4"844.95 mieast4° 40' 20.1"321.08 minorth908.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto AcreSun 2:20 PM41 km26 miles22 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoSun 2:20 PM50 km31 miles27 nmWest W
RiberaltaSun 2:20 PM187 km116 miles101 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaSun 2:20 PM196 km122 miles106 nmSouthwest SW
Porto VelhoSun 2:20 PM402 km250 miles217 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 1:20 PM667 km414 miles360 nmWest-southwest WSW
La PazSun 2:20 PM733 km455 miles396 nmSouth S
San Ignacio de VelascoSun 2:20 PM996 km619 miles538 nmSoutheast SE
SucreSun 2:20 PM1033 km642 miles558 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaSun 1:20 PM1083 km673 miles585 nmWest-southwest WSW

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