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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 15:32:00 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 15:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 38' North, Longitude: 174° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.18 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 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' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.8"1004.68 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 misouth1004.84 mi
24 hours11° 08' 33.5"769.93 mieast4° 36' 47.7"316.97 misouth833.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 3:32 AM370 km230 miles200 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiThu 4:32 AM803 km499 miles433 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 4:32 AM1367 km849 miles738 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaThu 3:32 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 3:32 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 3:32 AM1694 km1053 miles915 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 5:32 AM1840 km1144 miles994 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 5:32 AM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmEast E
YarenThu 3:32 AM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 4:32 AM2435 km1513 miles1315 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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