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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 Monday, January 14, 2013 at 17:20:00 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: 11%

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 Monday, January 14, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 27' South, Longitude: 40° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.29 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 29' 49.5"998.25 miwest0° 11' 56.2"13.67 minorth998.50 mi
24 hours11° 47' 37.2"812.10 mieast4° 47' 14.1"328.93 minorth878.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SobralMon 2:20 PM189 km117 miles102 nmNorth N
Juàzeiro do NorteMon 2:20 PM230 km143 miles124 nmSoutheast SE
FortalezaMon 2:20 PM281 km175 miles152 nmNortheast NE
NatalMon 2:20 PM579 km360 miles313 nmEast E
RecifeMon 2:20 PM683 km425 miles369 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorMon 2:20 PM860 km534 miles464 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaMon 3:20 PM910 km565 miles491 nmEast E
BelémMon 2:20 PM994 km618 miles537 nmWest-northwest WNW
Brasilia *Mon 3:20 PM1402 km871 miles757 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneMon 2:20 PM1749 km1087 miles944 nmNorthwest NW

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