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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, June 21, 2013 at 05:02:00 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: 92%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSunday, June 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 05:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 109° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.87 meters/second, 1518.7 km/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.73 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 23' 35.2"943.37 miwest0° 05' 00.7"5.75 misouth943.16 mi
24 hours14° 51' 56.3"974.32 mieast1° 22' 33.5"94.65 misouth974.88 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 11:02 PM934 km580 miles504 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 9:02 PM2268 km1409 miles1224 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:02 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 12:02 AM3528 km2192 miles1905 nmEast E
QuitoFri 12:02 AM3928 km2441 miles2121 nmEast-northeast ENE
SantiagoFri 1:02 AM4163 km2586 miles2248 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseThu 11:02 PM4198 km2609 miles2267 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 11:02 PM4200 km2609 miles2268 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 11:02 PM4212 km2617 miles2274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 11:02 PM4239 km2634 miles2289 nmNortheast NE

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