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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 15:56:00 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 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 58' North, Longitude: 168° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.42 meters/second, 1607.1 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.6"998.50 miwest0° 10' 40.2"12.22 misouth998.76 mi
24 hours10° 59' 39.6"754.88 mieast4° 25' 01.8"303.52 misouth816.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KwajaleinWed 3:56 AM238 km148 miles129 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroWed 3:56 AM245 km152 miles132 nmEast E
TarawaWed 3:56 AM759 km471 miles410 nmSoutheast SE
YarenWed 3:56 AM861 km535 miles465 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirWed 2:56 AM1196 km743 miles646 nmWest W
Wake IslandWed 3:56 AM1385 km861 miles748 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 3:56 AM1779 km1106 miles961 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiWed 3:56 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 2:56 AM2072 km1288 miles1119 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaWed 2:56 AM2733 km1699 miles1476 nmSouth S

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