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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 01:44:00 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: 51%

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 01:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' North, Longitude: 117° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.46 meters/second, 1574.9 km/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.9"978.38 miwest0° 08' 22.7"9.60 minorth978.14 mi
24 hours11° 05' 45.5"746.67 mieast3° 01' 47.7"208.32 minorth770.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MazatlanFri 6:44 PM1588 km987 miles857 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraFri 7:44 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmEast-northeast ENE
AguascalientesFri 7:44 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloFri 6:44 PM1857 km1154 miles1002 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LeonFri 7:44 PM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmEast-northeast ENE
AcapulcoFri 7:44 PM1914 km1189 miles1034 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Luis PotosiFri 7:44 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityFri 7:44 PM2059 km1280 miles1112 nmEast-northeast ENE
TijuanaFri 5:44 PM2118 km1316 miles1144 nmNorth N
San DiegoFri 5:44 PM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmNorth N

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