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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 15:46:00 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: 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 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 35' North, Longitude: 177° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.19 meters/second, 1617.1 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.6"1004.71 miwest0° 11' 22.3"13.02 misouth1004.87 mi
24 hours11° 08' 41.9"770.13 mieast4° 36' 51.6"317.04 misouth833.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandWed 3:46 AM225 km140 miles121 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 3:46 AM292 km182 miles158 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaThu 3:46 AM1054 km655 miles569 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 3:46 AM1278 km794 miles690 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 3:46 AM1341 km833 miles724 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoThu 4:46 AM1498 km931 miles809 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 3:46 AM1758 km1092 miles949 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 5:46 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiThu 5:46 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmEast E
Suva *Thu 4:46 AM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmSouth S
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