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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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 04:42:00 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: 92%

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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 04:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 22' North, Longitude: 103° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.83 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.3"941.07 miwest0° 02' 19.5"2.67 misouth941.19 mi
24 hours11° 41' 54.3"758.73 mieast1° 22' 02.9"94.06 misouth767.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AjijicWed 10:42 PM8 km5 miles4 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuadalajaraWed 10:42 PM34 km21 miles18 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColimaWed 10:42 PM133 km83 miles72 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ixtlán del RíoWed 9:42 PM135 km84 miles73 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManzanilloWed 10:42 PM182 km113 miles98 nmSouthwest SW
LeonWed 10:42 PM187 km116 miles101 nmEast-northeast ENE
AguascalientesWed 10:42 PM193 km120 miles104 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Puerto VallartaWed 10:42 PM206 km128 miles111 nmWest W
TepicWed 9:42 PM210 km130 miles113 nmNorthwest NW
MoreliaWed 10:42 PM231 km143 miles125 nmEast-southeast ESE
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