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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 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 09:02:00 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: 97%

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 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 40' North, Longitude: 154° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.40 meters/second, 1531.4 km/hour, 951.6 miles/hour or 826.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.86 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.0"951.32 miwest0° 04' 58.8"5.71 misouth951.57 mi
24 hours11° 33' 47.2"757.91 mieast2° 23' 29.6"164.47 misouth780.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloThu 11:02 PM131 km82 miles71 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kailua-KonaThu 11:02 PM193 km120 miles104 nmNorthwest NW
WailukuThu 11:02 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNorthwest NW
HonoluluThu 11:02 PM459 km286 miles248 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiFri 11:02 PM1884 km1170 miles1017 nmSouth S
MidwayThu 10:02 PM2561 km1592 miles1383 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 9:02 PM3155 km1960 miles1703 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 10:02 PM3605 km2240 miles1946 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San FranciscoFri 1:02 AM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmNortheast NE
MajuroFri 9:02 PM3927 km2440 miles2120 nmWest-southwest WSW

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