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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, February 2, 2013 at 09:58:00 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: 63%

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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 09:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 55' South, Longitude: 76° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.48 meters/second, 1571.3 km/hour, 976.4 miles/hour or 848.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.27 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 28' 40.9"976.15 miwest0° 09' 35.8"11.00 misouth975.90 mi
24 hours12° 50' 31.3"865.87 mieast3° 29' 29.6"240.05 misouth892.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IcaSat 4:58 AM131 km81 miles71 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaSat 4:58 AM131 km82 miles71 nmNorthwest NW
CallaoSat 4:58 AM141 km87 miles76 nmNorthwest NW
HuancayoSat 4:58 AM143 km89 miles77 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 4:58 AM400 km248 miles216 nmEast E
ArequipaSat 4:58 AM635 km394 miles343 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaSat 5:58 AM837 km520 miles452 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSat 5:58 AM955 km594 miles516 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 5:58 AM971 km603 miles524 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSat 4:58 AM1251 km778 miles676 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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