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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 24, 2013 at 09:22:00 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: 93%

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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 11' North, Longitude: 171° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.37 meters/second, 1516.9 km/hour, 942.6 miles/hour or 819.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.71 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.1"942.27 miwest0° 02' 46.3"3.18 misouth942.41 mi
24 hours11° 41' 00.0"758.70 mieast1° 32' 33.5"106.11 misouth769.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 10:22 PM1100 km684 miles594 nmNorthwest NW
HonoluluWed 11:22 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmEast E
Baker IslandWed 9:22 PM2289 km1423 miles1236 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 9:22 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmWest W
MajuroThu 9:22 PM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 11:22 PM2512 km1561 miles1357 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaThu 9:22 PM2709 km1683 miles1463 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 10:22 PM3268 km2030 miles1764 nmSouth S
YarenThu 9:22 PM3323 km2065 miles1794 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 9:22 PM3350 km2081 miles1809 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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