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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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 13:58:00 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: 67%

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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 41' South, Longitude: 140° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.17 meters/second, 1617.0 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' 31.8"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 50.2"1004.66 miwest0° 11' 37.7"13.32 misouth1004.70 mi
24 hours11° 27' 26.8"792.18 mieast4° 37' 42.8"318.04 misouth851.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 4:28 AM814 km506 miles440 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 3:58 AM1937 km1203 miles1046 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 3:58 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownThu 5:58 AM2810 km1746 miles1517 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 3:58 AM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluThu 3:58 AM3182 km1977 miles1718 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 2:58 AM3529 km2193 miles1906 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 3:58 AM3716 km2309 miles2006 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 2:58 AM3758 km2335 miles2029 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 1:58 AM4033 km2506 miles2177 nmWest W

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