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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 15:56:00 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: 75%

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 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 33' North, Longitude: 179° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.20 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
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.5"1004.73 miwest0° 11' 22.5"13.03 misouth1004.89 mi
24 hours348° 51' 11.8"770.26 miwest4° 36' 54.3"317.09 misouth833.49 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 3:56 AM473 km294 miles255 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaThu 3:56 AM787 km489 miles425 nmWest W
MajuroThu 3:56 AM1098 km683 miles593 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 3:56 AM1227 km763 miles663 nmSouth S
YarenThu 3:56 AM1494 km928 miles806 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 4:56 AM1639 km1019 miles885 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 5:56 AM2028 km1260 miles1095 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Suva *Thu 4:56 AM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmSouth S
Wake IslandThu 3:56 AM2352 km1461 miles1270 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirThu 2:56 AM2467 km1533 miles1332 nmWest-northwest WNW

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