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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 01:56:00 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 01:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 26' North, Longitude: 120° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.41 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.7"978.26 miwest0° 08' 21.8"9.59 minorth978.02 mi
24 hours11° 05' 49.7"746.66 mieast3° 01' 27.2"207.93 minorth770.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MazatlanFri 6:56 PM1822 km1132 miles984 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraFri 7:56 PM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloFri 6:56 PM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesFri 7:56 PM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmEast-northeast ENE
TijuanaFri 5:56 PM2141 km1331 miles1156 nmNorth N
San DiegoFri 5:56 PM2159 km1342 miles1166 nmNorth N
MexicaliFri 5:56 PM2183 km1357 miles1179 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AcapulcoFri 7:56 PM2220 km1380 miles1199 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los AngelesFri 5:56 PM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmNorth N
Mexico CityFri 7:56 PM2354 km1463 miles1271 nmEast-northeast ENE
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