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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 22:46:00 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: 50%

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 22:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 59' North, Longitude: 74° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.22 meters/second, 1577.6 km/hour, 980.3 miles/hour or 851.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.34 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.5"980.09 miwest0° 08' 34.4"9.82 minorth979.86 mi
24 hours11° 04' 45.1"746.82 mieast3° 06' 50.5"214.09 minorth772.05 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa MartaFri 5:46 PM193 km120 miles104 nmSouth S
BarranquillaFri 5:46 PM231 km143 miles125 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CartagenaFri 5:46 PM319 km198 miles172 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaracaiboFri 6:16 PM381 km237 miles206 nmSoutheast SE
OranjestadFri 6:46 PM469 km291 miles253 nmEast E
MonteríaFri 5:46 PM501 km311 miles270 nmSouth-southwest SSW
WillemstadFri 6:46 PM586 km364 miles317 nmEast E
CúcutaFri 5:46 PM592 km368 miles320 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KingstonFri 5:46 PM617 km383 miles333 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BarquisimetoFri 6:16 PM631 km392 miles341 nmEast-southeast ESE

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