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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 10:22:00 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: 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 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 33' North, Longitude: 173° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.68 meters/second, 1532.5 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.2"951.96 miwest0° 05' 05.9"5.84 misouth952.21 mi
24 hours11° 33' 16.9"757.85 mieast2° 26' 12.9"167.59 misouth781.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 11:22 PM1130 km702 miles610 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluFri 12:22 AM1699 km1056 miles918 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 10:22 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 10:22 PM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandFri 10:22 PM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmWest W
TarawaFri 10:22 PM2379 km1478 miles1284 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 12:22 AM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 10:22 PM2982 km1853 miles1610 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 10:22 PM3089 km1920 miles1668 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 11:22 PM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmSouth S
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