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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 Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:24:00 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: 39%

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 Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 55' South, Longitude: 66° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.21 meters/second, 1599.2 km/hour, 993.7 miles/hour or 863.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 07.6"993.57 miwest0° 10' 48.6"12.38 minorth993.86 mi
24 hours11° 42' 57.5"802.70 mieast4° 25' 53.9"304.52 minorth861.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto AcreFri 7:24 AM249 km155 miles134 nmSouthwest SW
Porto VelhoFri 7:24 AM252 km157 miles136 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 7:24 AM301 km187 miles163 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaFri 7:24 AM342 km213 miles185 nmSouth S
CobijaFri 7:24 AM456 km283 miles246 nmSouthwest SW
ManausFri 7:24 AM852 km529 miles460 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 6:24 AM917 km570 miles495 nmSouthwest SW
La PazFri 7:24 AM977 km607 miles527 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreFri 7:24 AM1233 km766 miles666 nmSouth S
LimaFri 6:24 AM1290 km802 miles697 nmWest-southwest WSW

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