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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, May 2, 2013 at 13:14:00 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: 49%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 13:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 45' South, Longitude: 104° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.41 meters/second, 1578.3 km/hour, 980.7 miles/hour or 852.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.34 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 28' 42.7"980.56 miwest0° 09' 50.2"11.27 minorth980.91 mi
24 hours12° 12' 41.9"827.06 mieast4° 09' 14.7"285.50 minorth880.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter IslandThu 7:14 AM1762 km1095 miles952 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 7:14 AM2066 km1284 miles1116 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 8:14 AM3027 km1881 miles1634 nmEast E
AdamstownThu 5:14 AM3041 km1890 miles1642 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuitoThu 8:14 AM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 7:14 AM3301 km2051 miles1782 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 7:14 AM3314 km2059 miles1789 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseThu 7:14 AM3319 km2062 miles1792 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 7:14 AM3346 km2079 miles1806 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 7:14 AM3454 km2146 miles1865 nmNortheast NE

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