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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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 13:46:00 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: 50%

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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 118° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.59 meters/second, 1539.3 km/hour, 956.5 miles/hour or 831.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.94 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 26' 45.2"956.21 miwest0° 07' 18.1"8.37 misouth955.94 mi
24 hours13° 36' 30.6"900.81 mieast2° 25' 41.9"167.00 misouth910.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 8:46 AM1457 km905 miles787 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSun 5:46 AM1527 km949 miles824 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSun 3:46 AM3326 km2067 miles1796 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 7:46 AM3605 km2240 miles1946 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 3:46 AM4384 km2724 miles2367 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 8:46 AM4469 km2777 miles2413 nmEast E
Mexico CitySun 7:46 AM4529 km2814 miles2445 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 7:46 AM4628 km2876 miles2499 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 7:46 AM4654 km2892 miles2513 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSun 8:46 AM4732 km2940 miles2555 nmEast-northeast ENE

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