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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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 21:24:00 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: 10%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 21:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' North, Longitude: 105° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.22 meters/second, 1574.0 km/hour, 978.0 miles/hour or 849.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.30 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.9"977.84 miwest0° 08' 22.3"9.59 minorth977.60 mi
24 hours11° 27' 19.9"771.28 mieast3° 00' 15.2"206.55 minorth793.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ColimaThu 3:24 PM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AcapulcoThu 3:24 PM687 km427 miles371 nmNortheast NE
Puerto VallartaThu 3:24 PM812 km504 miles438 nmNorth N
GuadalajaraThu 3:24 PM840 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 3:24 PM936 km582 miles506 nmNortheast NE
LeonThu 3:24 PM947 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa María HuatulcoThu 3:24 PM993 km617 miles536 nmEast-northeast ENE
AguascalientesThu 3:24 PM996 km619 miles538 nmNorth-northeast NNE
OaxacaThu 3:24 PM998 km620 miles539 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Luis PotosiThu 3:24 PM1078 km670 miles582 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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