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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 09:42:00 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: 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 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 10' North, Longitude: 175° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.41 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 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' 42.2"942.36 miwest0° 02' 48.2"3.22 misouth942.51 mi
24 hours11° 40' 55.8"758.70 mieast1° 33' 18.2"106.96 misouth769.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 10:42 PM905 km563 miles489 nmNorth N
Wake IslandThu 9:42 PM1838 km1142 miles992 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 11:42 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmEast E
MajuroThu 9:42 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 9:42 PM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 9:42 PM2403 km1493 miles1298 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiThu 11:42 PM2854 km1773 miles1541 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 9:42 PM2962 km1841 miles1600 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirThu 8:42 PM3165 km1967 miles1709 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 9:42 PM3218 km1999 miles1738 nmSouth S

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