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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 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 08:52:00 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: 80%

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 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' North, Longitude: 172° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.68 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.5"940.70 miwest0° 01' 54.0"2.18 minorth940.61 mi
24 hours348° 20' 17.9"755.79 miwest0° 19' 16.4"22.10 minorth755.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandTue 8:52 PM665 km413 miles359 nmWest W
MidwayMon 9:52 PM1308 km813 miles706 nmNortheast NE
MajuroTue 8:52 PM1486 km924 miles803 nmSouth S
TarawaTue 8:52 PM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmSouth S
PalikirTue 7:52 PM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmSouthwest SW
YarenTue 8:52 PM2414 km1500 miles1303 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandMon 8:52 PM2526 km1570 miles1364 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluMon 10:52 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmEast E
HagåtñaTue 6:52 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmWest W
FunafutiTue 8:52 PM3282 km2039 miles1772 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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