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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 Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 00:04:00 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 phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 00:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 10' North, Longitude: 93° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.89 meters/second, 1576.4 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.32 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.8"979.34 miwest0° 08' 29.3"9.73 minorth979.11 mi
24 hours11° 05' 11.0"746.74 mieast3° 04' 38.5"211.58 minorth771.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EscuintlaFri 6:04 PM286 km177 miles154 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaFri 6:04 PM325 km202 miles176 nmEast-northeast ENE
Tuxtla GutierrezFri 6:04 PM396 km246 miles214 nmNorth N
Santa AnaFri 6:04 PM401 km249 miles216 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorFri 6:04 PM433 km269 miles234 nmEast E
Santa María HuatulcoFri 6:04 PM450 km280 miles243 nmNorthwest NW
San MiguelFri 6:04 PM541 km336 miles292 nmEast E
Punta GordaFri 6:04 PM570 km354 miles308 nmNortheast NE
OaxacaFri 6:04 PM576 km358 miles311 nmNorthwest NW
CholomaFri 6:04 PM623 km387 miles336 nmEast-northeast ENE
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