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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 17:46:00 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: 83%

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 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 39' North, Longitude: 142° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.72 meters/second, 1608.2 km/hour, 999.3 miles/hour or 868.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.6"999.18 miwest0° 10' 44.3"12.30 misouth999.43 mi
24 hours10° 59' 58.7"755.76 mieast4° 26' 18.7"304.98 misouth817.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaWed 3:46 AM801 km498 miles432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MelekeokWed 2:46 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest W
SaipanWed 3:46 AM1017 km632 miles549 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JayapuraWed 2:46 AM1032 km641 miles557 nmSouth S
ManokwariWed 2:46 AM1238 km769 miles669 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirWed 4:46 AM1751 km1088 miles946 nmEast E
DavaoWed 1:46 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest W
Port MoresbyWed 3:46 AM1860 km1156 miles1004 nmSouth-southeast SSE
General SantosWed 1:46 AM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmWest W
ManadoWed 1:46 AM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmWest-southwest WSW
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