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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 15:36:00 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 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 02' North, Longitude: 173° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.36 meters/second, 1606.9 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.4"998.37 miwest0° 10' 39.4"12.20 misouth998.63 mi
24 hours349° 00' 23.4"754.73 miwest4° 24' 47.5"303.24 misouth815.99 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroWed 3:36 AM291 km181 miles157 nmWest W
TarawaWed 3:36 AM628 km390 miles339 nmSouth S
YarenWed 3:36 AM1136 km706 miles613 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 3:36 AM1315 km817 miles710 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandWed 3:36 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalikirWed 2:36 AM1731 km1076 miles935 nmWest W
FunafutiWed 3:36 AM1820 km1131 miles983 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 2:36 AM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 4:36 AM2456 km1526 miles1326 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayTue 4:36 AM2521 km1566 miles1361 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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