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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:42:00 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: 31%

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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 33' North, Longitude: 138° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.46 meters/second, 1610.9 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 15.0"1000.86 miwest0° 10' 59.0"12.58 minorth1000.78 mi
24 hours11° 02' 07.4"759.76 mieast4° 11' 06.7"287.61 minorth809.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 3:42 PM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 3:42 PM2683 km1667 miles1449 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 3:42 PM2808 km1745 miles1516 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownWed 5:42 PM3520 km2187 miles1901 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaWed 3:42 PM3735 km2321 miles2017 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesWed 5:42 PM3810 km2367 miles2057 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 6:42 PM3930 km2442 miles2122 nmNortheast NE
San FranciscoWed 5:42 PM3941 km2449 miles2128 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoThu 2:42 PM3943 km2450 miles2129 nmWest-southwest WSW
PhoenixWed 6:42 PM4155 km2582 miles2243 nmNortheast NE

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