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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 Tuesday, January 29, 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: 95%

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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 08:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 07' North, Longitude: 105° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.72 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.6"1001.43 miwest0° 11' 05.5"12.70 misouth1001.65 mi
24 hours11° 10' 54.6"770.38 mieast4° 32' 40.2"312.25 misouth833.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoTue 2:46 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 2:46 AM1715 km1066 miles926 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuadalajaraTue 2:46 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmNorth N
LeonTue 2:46 AM1816 km1129 miles981 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzTue 2:46 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsTue 2:46 AM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmEast-southeast ESE
AguascalientesTue 2:46 AM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmNorth N
GuatemalaTue 2:46 AM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmNortheast NE
San Luis PotosiTue 2:46 AM1940 km1205 miles1047 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaTue 2:46 AM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmEast-northeast ENE

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