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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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 03:10:00 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: 77%

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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 03:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 17' South, Longitude: 106° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.39 meters/second, 1542.2 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 25' 44.9"958.06 miwest0° 07' 02.0"8.06 minorth958.38 mi
24 hours13° 30' 44.9"897.22 mieast3° 15' 57.4"224.54 minorth931.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sat 10:10 PM1240 km771 miles670 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 9:10 PM2487 km1545 miles1343 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSat 7:10 PM2675 km1662 miles1444 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSat 10:10 PM3173 km1971 miles1713 nmEast E
QuitoSat 10:10 PM3514 km2184 miles1898 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSat 9:10 PM3783 km2351 miles2043 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 9:10 PM3804 km2364 miles2054 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 9:10 PM3824 km2376 miles2065 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 9:10 PM3831 km2381 miles2069 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSat 9:10 PM3950 km2455 miles2133 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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