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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 10:52:00 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 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' North, Longitude: 178° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.79 meters/second, 1532.8 km/hour, 952.5 miles/hour or 827.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.87 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.6"952.20 miwest0° 05' 08.6"5.90 misouth952.45 mi
24 hours348° 26' 54.6"757.83 miwest2° 27' 13.9"168.75 misouth781.43 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 11:52 PM1140 km708 miles615 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Wake IslandFri 10:52 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmWest W
MajuroFri 10:52 PM1509 km938 miles815 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 10:52 PM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandThu 10:52 PM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluFri 12:52 AM2450 km1522 miles1323 nmEast E
YarenFri 10:52 PM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirFri 9:52 PM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 10:52 PM2989 km1857 miles1614 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 12:52 AM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmEast-southeast ESE

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