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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 9, 2013 at 16:20:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 16:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 14' South, Longitude: 71° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.88 meters/second, 1572.8 km/hour, 977.3 miles/hour or 849.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 15.4"977.12 miwest0° 10' 25.6"11.95 minorth977.51 mi
24 hours12° 47' 33.2"864.81 mieast4° 25' 42.0"304.35 minorth922.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CuzcoSat 11:20 AM167 km104 miles90 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 11:20 AM180 km112 miles97 nmSouthwest SW
CobijaSat 12:20 PM293 km182 miles158 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio BrancoSat 12:20 PM442 km275 miles239 nmNortheast NE
ArequipaSat 11:20 AM464 km288 miles251 nmSouth S
RiberaltaSat 12:20 PM573 km356 miles309 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSat 12:20 PM574 km356 miles310 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSat 11:20 AM640 km398 miles346 nmWest W
SucreSat 12:20 PM982 km610 miles530 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilSat 11:20 AM1469 km913 miles793 nmNorthwest NW

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