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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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 21:36:00 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: 49%

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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 21:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 49' North, Longitude: 57° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.52 meters/second, 1578.7 km/hour, 980.9 miles/hour or 852.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.35 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.1"980.76 miwest0° 08' 39.0"9.91 minorth980.53 mi
24 hours11° 04' 22.7"746.90 mieast3° 08' 47.9"216.34 minorth772.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownFri 5:36 PM254 km158 miles137 nmWest W
Vieux FortFri 5:36 PM409 km254 miles221 nmWest-northwest WNW
ScarboroughFri 5:36 PM416 km259 miles225 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesFri 5:36 PM421 km262 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownFri 5:36 PM428 km266 miles231 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceFri 5:36 PM454 km282 miles245 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint George'sFri 5:36 PM492 km306 miles266 nmWest W
ChaguanasFri 5:36 PM516 km321 miles279 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port of SpainFri 5:36 PM518 km322 miles280 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauFri 5:36 PM520 km323 miles281 nmWest-northwest WNW
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