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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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 18:16:00 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: 22%

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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 152° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.07 meters/second, 1523.0 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 24' 45.3"946.05 miwest0° 06' 16.2"7.19 misouth945.79 mi
24 hours14° 26' 06.8"947.54 mieast1° 55' 16.7"132.15 misouth951.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Mon 8:16 AM228 km142 miles123 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteMon 8:16 AM336 km209 miles181 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaMon 8:16 AM814 km506 miles440 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 7:16 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 8:16 AM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 7:16 AM2245 km1395 miles1212 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 8:16 AM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaTue 7:16 AM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 10:16 AM2439 km1515 miles1317 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Tue 7:16 AM3060 km1902 miles1652 nmWest W

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