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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 Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 17:16:00 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: 67%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, June 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 17:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 53' South, Longitude: 171° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.26 meters/second, 1620.9 km/hour, 1007.2 miles/hour or 875.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 34.7"16.79 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.79 mi
1 hour14° 34' 41.9"1007.11 miwest0° 11' 54.3"13.63 minorth1007.29 mi
24 hours349° 58' 28.1"692.59 miwest4° 45' 05.7"326.47 minorth766.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaWed 5:16 AM507 km315 miles274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenWed 5:16 AM566 km352 miles306 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 5:16 AM1063 km660 miles574 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 5:16 AM1110 km690 miles600 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 5:16 AM1387 km862 miles749 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraWed 4:16 AM1462 km908 miles789 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaWed 4:16 AM1677 km1042 miles905 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirWed 4:16 AM1830 km1137 miles988 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaWed 5:16 AM1851 km1150 miles999 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoTue 6:16 AM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmEast-southeast ESE

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