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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, December 11, 2013 at 02:40:00 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: 66%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterMonday, December 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Next phaseFull MoonTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 02:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 19' North, Longitude: 114° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.11 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.1"1000.07 miwest0° 10' 35.5"12.13 minorth1000.00 mi
24 hours11° 29' 03.0"790.97 mieast4° 02' 34.7"277.83 minorth835.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoTue 8:40 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraTue 8:40 PM2061 km1280 miles1113 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MazatlanTue 7:40 PM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesTue 8:40 PM2231 km1386 miles1204 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 8:40 PM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzTue 8:40 PM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloTue 7:40 PM2650 km1647 miles1431 nmNorth N
GuatemalaTue 8:40 PM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsTue 8:40 PM2814 km1748 miles1519 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorTue 8:40 PM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmEast-northeast ENE

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