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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 12, 2013 at 00:34:00 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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' South, Longitude: 175° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.65 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.8"954.18 miwest0° 08' 07.2"9.31 minorth954.57 mi
24 hours346° 13' 30.2"912.13 miwest3° 41' 40.5"254.02 minorth954.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Lautoka *Sat 1:34 PM207 km129 miles112 nmEast-southeast ESE
Nadi *Sat 1:34 PM214 km133 miles115 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Sat 1:34 PM325 km202 miles176 nmEast-southeast ESE
Levuka *Sat 1:34 PM348 km216 miles188 nmEast-southeast ESE
Labasa *Sat 1:34 PM395 km246 miles213 nmEast E
Port VilaSat 11:34 AM790 km491 miles427 nmWest W
LuganvilleSat 11:34 AM922 km573 miles498 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 12:34 PM995 km618 miles537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NukualofaSat 1:34 PM1072 km666 miles579 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaSat 11:34 AM1141 km709 miles616 nmWest-southwest WSW

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