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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, January 1, 2013 at 14:36:00 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: 84%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' North, Longitude: 171° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.19 meters/second, 1606.3 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.3"997.98 miwest0° 10' 37.1"12.16 misouth998.25 mi
24 hours10° 59' 27.9"754.27 mieast4° 24' 03.8"302.41 misouth815.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 2:36 AM945 km587 miles510 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiWed 4:36 AM1692 km1051 miles913 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaWed 2:36 AM1823 km1132 miles984 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 3:36 AM1833 km1139 miles990 nmSouth S
MajuroWed 2:36 AM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 2:36 AM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluTue 4:36 AM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Wed 4:36 AM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 3:36 AM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenWed 2:36 AM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmWest-southwest WSW
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