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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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 14:24:00 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: 76%

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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 51' North, Longitude: 157° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.11 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.9"1004.52 miwest0° 11' 20.6"12.99 misouth1004.69 mi
24 hours11° 07' 53.0"769.02 mieast4° 36' 28.3"316.60 misouth832.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:24 AM117 km72 miles63 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 3:24 AM2017 km1254 miles1089 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 4:24 AM2043 km1270 miles1103 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 2:24 AM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 4:24 AM2410 km1497 miles1301 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 4:24 AM2425 km1507 miles1310 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaWed 4:24 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 3:24 AM2766 km1718 miles1493 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 2:24 AM2851 km1772 miles1540 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 2:24 AM3261 km2026 miles1761 nmWest W

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