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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 Monday, January 21, 2013 at 08:40:00 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: 72%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 21, 2013 at 08:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' North, Longitude: 164° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.17 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.81 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.0"948.53 miwest0° 04' 06.4"4.71 minorth948.34 mi
24 hours11° 30' 52.6"752.08 mieast1° 13' 41.2"84.48 minorth753.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandMon 8:40 PM251 km156 miles136 nmEast E
PalikirMon 7:40 PM1515 km942 miles818 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroMon 8:40 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwaySun 9:40 PM2116 km1315 miles1142 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaMon 6:40 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaMon 8:40 PM2191 km1361 miles1183 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenMon 8:40 PM2207 km1372 miles1192 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSun 8:40 PM2977 km1850 miles1608 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoMon 5:40 PM3020 km1877 miles1631 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraMon 7:40 PM3207 km1993 miles1732 nmSouth S

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