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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 15:08:00 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 15:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 42' North, Longitude: 168° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1616.9 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.3"1004.63 miwest0° 11' 21.5"13.01 misouth1004.79 mi
24 hours11° 08' 18.9"769.61 mieast4° 36' 41.1"316.84 misouth832.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiThu 4:08 AM756 km470 miles408 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 3:08 AM942 km586 miles509 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 5:08 AM1233 km766 miles666 nmEast E
FakaofoThu 4:08 AM1372 km853 miles741 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 3:08 AM1853 km1151 miles1001 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Thu 5:08 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaThu 3:08 AM2076 km1290 miles1121 nmWest W
MajuroThu 3:08 AM2316 km1439 miles1251 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluWed 5:08 AM2353 km1462 miles1271 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiWed 4:08 AM2412 km1499 miles1303 nmSouth S
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