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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 21:20:00 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 21:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 15' South, Longitude: 137° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.57 meters/second, 1532.0 km/hour, 952.0 miles/hour or 827.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.87 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 24' 21.9"951.75 miwest0° 07' 45.5"8.89 minorth952.12 mi
24 hours13° 52' 55.9"917.15 mieast3° 34' 23.4"245.68 minorth957.44 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 12:20 PM714 km443 miles385 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TaiohaeFri 11:50 AM932 km579 miles503 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamstownFri 1:20 PM1173 km729 miles633 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteFri 11:20 AM1258 km782 miles679 nmWest W
RarotongaFri 11:20 AM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 11:20 AM3017 km1874 miles1629 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Fri 4:20 PM3116 km1936 miles1682 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiFri 10:20 AM3407 km2117 miles1840 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 11:20 AM3667 km2278 miles1980 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 10:20 AM3727 km2316 miles2013 nmWest W
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