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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 23:30:00 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 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' South, Longitude: 168° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.29 meters/second, 1534.7 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.89 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.9"953.37 miwest0° 08' 00.1"9.17 minorth953.76 mi
24 hours13° 48' 37.7"913.80 mieast3° 39' 18.9"251.32 minorth955.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiFri 12:30 PM253 km157 miles137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pago PagoFri 12:30 PM353 km219 miles190 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sat 1:30 PM460 km286 miles249 nmNorthwest NW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:30 PM501 km311 miles271 nmNorthwest NW
NeiafuSat 12:30 PM566 km352 miles306 nmWest-southwest WSW
PangaiSat 12:30 PM653 km406 miles352 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaSat 12:30 PM804 km500 miles434 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 12:30 PM876 km544 miles473 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaFri 1:30 PM1074 km667 miles580 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Sat 12:30 PM1347 km837 miles727 nmWest W

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