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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 20:08:00 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: 74%

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 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 45' North, Longitude: 118° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.40 meters/second, 1617.8 km/hour, 1005.3 miles/hour or 873.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 19.0"1005.18 miwest0° 11' 27.2"13.12 misouth1005.31 mi
24 hours11° 11' 34.1"773.85 mieast4° 37' 50.6"318.17 misouth836.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SangattaThu 4:08 AM207 km129 miles112 nmSouthwest SW
PaluThu 4:08 AM312 km194 miles168 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SamarindaThu 4:08 AM318 km197 miles172 nmSouthwest SW
BalikpapanThu 4:08 AM405 km252 miles219 nmSouthwest SW
GorontaloThu 4:08 AM480 km299 miles259 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamujuThu 4:08 AM490 km304 miles264 nmSouth S
Bandar Seri BegawanThu 4:08 AM562 km349 miles304 nmNorthwest NW
Kota KinabaluThu 4:08 AM564 km350 miles304 nmNorthwest NW
Pekan TutongThu 4:08 AM581 km361 miles314 nmNorthwest NW
Kuala BelaitThu 4:08 AM608 km378 miles328 nmWest-northwest WNW
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