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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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 15:48:00 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: 45%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 04' South, Longitude: 143° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.65 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.39 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 29' 01.0"983.26 miwest0° 10' 30.5"12.04 misouth983.04 mi
24 hours12° 45' 54.8"866.62 mieast3° 55' 31.3"269.84 misouth901.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 6:18 AM485 km301 miles262 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSat 5:48 AM977 km607 miles528 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaSat 5:48 AM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 7:48 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSun 5:48 AM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 4:48 AM2980 km1852 miles1609 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSun 4:48 AM3054 km1898 miles1649 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 5:48 AM3097 km1925 miles1672 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 4:48 AM3571 km2219 miles1928 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 3:48 AM3865 km2402 miles2087 nmWest-northwest WNW
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