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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 08:46:00 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: 98%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 08:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 22' North, Longitude: 116° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.49 meters/second, 1596.6 km/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.53 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 32' 02.0"991.92 miwest0° 10' 08.3"11.61 misouth992.23 mi
24 hours11° 09' 30.3"761.57 mieast4° 15' 11.5"292.28 misouth819.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MazatlanMon 1:46 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuadalajaraMon 2:46 AM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmNortheast NE
AcapulcoMon 2:46 AM1966 km1222 miles1061 nmEast-northeast ENE
AguascalientesMon 2:46 AM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityMon 2:46 AM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloMon 1:46 AM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzMon 2:46 AM2434 km1513 miles1314 nmEast-northeast ENE
TijuanaMon 12:46 AM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmNorth N
MexicaliMon 12:46 AM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmNorth N
San DiegoMon 12:46 AM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmNorth N

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