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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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 03:52:00 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: 86%

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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 03:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 102° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.6"938.42 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth938.41 mi
24 hours11° 43' 05.4"757.81 mieast0° 24' 47.1"28.42 misouth759.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GuadalajaraTue 9:52 PM49 km31 miles27 nmWest-southwest WSW
AjijicTue 9:52 PM68 km42 miles37 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AguascalientesTue 9:52 PM131 km81 miles71 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LeonTue 9:52 PM131 km82 miles71 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ixtlán del RíoTue 8:52 PM154 km96 miles83 nmWest W
ColimaTue 9:52 PM194 km121 miles105 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoreliaTue 9:52 PM218 km135 miles117 nmSoutheast SE
TepicTue 8:52 PM220 km137 miles119 nmWest-northwest WNW
Puerto VallartaTue 9:52 PM244 km151 miles132 nmWest W
ManzanilloTue 9:52 PM245 km152 miles132 nmSouthwest SW

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