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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 11, 2013 at 20:54:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 20:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 131° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.42 meters/second, 1531.5 km/hour, 951.6 miles/hour or 827.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.86 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 24' 19.9"951.43 miwest0° 07' 42.4"8.83 minorth951.80 mi
24 hours13° 53' 47.2"917.82 mieast3° 33' 23.1"244.53 minorth957.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsFri 11:54 AM740 km460 miles400 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownFri 12:54 PM872 km542 miles471 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:54 AM1920 km1193 miles1037 nmWest W
Easter Island *Fri 3:54 PM2523 km1568 miles1362 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaFri 10:54 AM3002 km1865 miles1621 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 10:54 AM3541 km2201 miles1912 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 9:54 AM4063 km2524 miles2194 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 10:54 AM4330 km2691 miles2338 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 9:54 AM4386 km2725 miles2368 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 9:54 AM4602 km2860 miles2485 nmWest-southwest WSW

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