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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 11:02:00 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 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 06' North, Longitude: 164° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.58 meters/second, 1517.7 km/hour, 943.0 miles/hour or 819.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.72 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"942.75 miwest0° 02' 56.0"3.36 misouth942.90 mi
24 hours11° 40' 37.8"758.68 mieast1° 36' 16.9"110.38 misouth770.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 11:02 PM212 km132 miles115 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 11:02 PM1590 km988 miles858 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 10:02 PM1625 km1010 miles878 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 12:02 AM2018 km1254 miles1090 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaThu 11:02 PM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaThu 9:02 PM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenThu 11:02 PM2294 km1425 miles1238 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 11:02 PM3001 km1864 miles1620 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoThu 8:02 PM3002 km1865 miles1621 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraThu 10:02 PM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmSouth S
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