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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 Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:38:00 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: 99%

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 Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 05' North, Longitude: 166° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.60 meters/second, 1553.8 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 19.5"965.25 miwest0° 07' 09.0"8.19 misouth965.57 mi
24 hours11° 23' 16.1"756.98 mieast3° 12' 07.6"220.15 misouth793.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 12:38 AM1049 km652 miles566 nmNortheast NE
MidwayFri 11:38 PM1771 km1101 miles956 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSun 12:38 AM1846 km1147 miles997 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandFri 10:38 PM2091 km1300 miles1129 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 10:38 PM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSat 10:38 PM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 11:38 PM2870 km1783 miles1549 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandSat 10:38 PM2905 km1805 miles1568 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 10:38 PM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Sun 12:38 AM3366 km2091 miles1817 nmSouth S
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