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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 15:08:00 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: 66%

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 15:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 54' South, Longitude: 157° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.10 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"1004.49 miwest0° 11' 37.8"13.32 misouth1004.52 mi
24 hours11° 28' 43.4"793.55 mieast4° 37' 27.6"317.75 misouth853.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 5:08 AM417 km259 miles225 nmNorth N
FakaofoFri 4:08 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteThu 5:08 AM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Fri 5:08 AM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 3:08 AM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 5:08 AM2156 km1340 miles1164 nmSouth S
AlofiThu 4:08 AM2346 km1458 miles1267 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluThu 5:08 AM2569 km1596 miles1387 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 3:08 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaFri 4:08 AM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmSouthwest SW

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