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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 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 22:56:00 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: 56%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 23' South, Longitude: 70° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.63 meters/second, 1525.1 km/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 25' 54.0"947.34 miwest0° 04' 39.4"5.34 misouth947.14 mi
24 hours13° 54' 58.2"913.52 mieast1° 18' 54.0"90.45 misouth914.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AricaWed 6:56 PM35 km22 miles19 nmEast-southeast ESE
IquiqueWed 6:56 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArequipaWed 5:56 PM238 km148 miles128 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazWed 6:56 PM340 km211 miles183 nmNortheast NE
SucreWed 6:56 PM573 km356 miles309 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 5:56 PM613 km381 miles331 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CobijaWed 6:56 PM840 km522 miles453 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SaltaWed 7:56 PM893 km555 miles482 nmSoutheast SE
RiberaltaWed 6:56 PM955 km593 miles515 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoWed 6:56 PM979 km608 miles529 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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