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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 21:58:00 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: 42%

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 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 08' South, Longitude: 127° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.74 meters/second, 1575.9 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.32 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 28' 32.0"978.97 miwest0° 10' 10.3"11.66 misouth978.73 mi
24 hours12° 58' 20.3"877.33 mieast3° 45' 15.4"258.10 misouth907.97 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SuaiSun 6:58 AM383 km238 miles207 nmNorthwest NW
DarwinSun 7:28 AM387 km240 miles209 nmEast E
SameSun 6:58 AM390 km242 miles211 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BaucauSun 6:58 AM416 km258 miles225 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliSun 6:58 AM438 km272 miles236 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KupangSun 5:58 AM461 km286 miles249 nmWest-northwest WNW
EndeSun 5:58 AM715 km445 miles386 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbonSun 6:58 AM938 km583 miles506 nmNorth N
RabaSun 5:58 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmWest-northwest WNW
KendariSun 5:58 AM1044 km649 miles564 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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