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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 15:36:00 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 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 37' North, Longitude: 175° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.18 meters/second, 1617.1 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"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.7"1004.69 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 misouth1004.85 mi
24 hours11° 08' 35.8"769.99 mieast4° 36' 48.9"316.99 misouth833.23 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 3:36 AM305 km189 miles165 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RawakiThu 4:36 AM859 km534 miles464 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaThu 3:36 AM1323 km822 miles714 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 3:36 AM1380 km857 miles745 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 4:36 AM1395 km867 miles753 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 3:36 AM1592 km989 miles860 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 5:36 AM1858 km1154 miles1003 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiThu 5:36 AM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmEast E
YarenThu 3:36 AM2024 km1257 miles1093 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 4:36 AM2400 km1492 miles1296 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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