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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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Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonSaturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 46' South, Longitude: 80° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.66 meters/second, 1590.0 km/hour, 988.0 miles/hour or 858.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.47 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 29' 24.0"987.80 miwest0° 09' 56.7"11.39 misouth987.62 mi
24 hours12° 30' 53.3"853.16 mieast3° 43' 22.7"255.90 misouth885.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrujilloSat 12:40 PM245 km153 miles133 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 12:40 PM454 km282 miles245 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilSat 12:40 PM837 km520 miles452 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 12:40 PM946 km588 miles511 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 12:40 PM1076 km669 miles581 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoSat 1:40 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:40 AM1407 km874 miles760 nmNorthwest NW
CaliSat 12:40 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSat 1:40 PM1532 km952 miles827 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaSat 12:40 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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