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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, September 12, 2013 at 23:02:00 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: 53%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 40' South, Longitude: 74° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.93 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.4 miles/hour or 816.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.6"939.06 miwest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 minorth939.10 mi
24 hours14° 02' 23.7"914.62 mieast0° 51' 13.8"58.73 minorth918.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaThu 6:02 PM473 km294 miles255 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 6:02 PM749 km465 miles404 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazThu 7:02 PM754 km468 miles407 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 6:02 PM886 km551 miles478 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreThu 7:02 PM967 km601 miles522 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 7:02 PM1286 km799 miles694 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Thu 8:02 PM1571 km976 miles848 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CórdobaThu 8:02 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmSoutheast SE
AsuncionThu 7:02 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuayaquilThu 6:02 PM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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