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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 16:46:00 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: 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 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 24' North, Longitude: 167° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.25 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.3 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' 22.7"1004.84 miwest0° 11' 23.5"13.05 misouth1004.99 mi
24 hours11° 09' 19.3"770.95 mieast4° 37' 07.0"317.34 misouth834.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenThu 4:46 AM341 km212 miles184 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaThu 4:46 AM581 km361 miles314 nmEast E
MajuroThu 4:46 AM643 km399 miles347 nmNortheast NE
PalikirThu 3:46 AM1186 km737 miles641 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraThu 3:46 AM1575 km979 miles850 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 4:46 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandWed 4:46 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmEast E
Wake IslandThu 4:46 AM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmNorth N
Port VilaThu 3:46 AM2227 km1384 miles1203 nmSouth S
Suva *Thu 5:46 AM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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