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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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 15:18:00 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: 56%

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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 34' South, Longitude: 148° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.85 meters/second, 1605.1 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.1"997.18 miwest0° 11' 23.1"13.04 misouth997.08 mi
24 hours12° 01' 33.7"826.42 mieast4° 24' 45.6"303.26 misouth876.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 5:48 AM995 km618 miles537 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteFri 5:18 AM1223 km760 miles660 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 5:18 AM1379 km857 miles745 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 5:18 AM2048 km1272 miles1106 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 4:18 AM2559 km1590 miles1382 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 5:18 AM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:18 AM2729 km1696 miles1473 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 7:18 AM2812 km1747 miles1518 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 3:18 AM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluFri 5:18 AM3259 km2025 miles1760 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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