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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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:36:00 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: 95%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 47' North, Longitude: 131° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.95 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.4"1001.93 miwest0° 11' 08.7"12.76 misouth1002.15 mi
24 hours11° 11' 21.7"771.29 mieast4° 33' 31.7"313.23 misouth834.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:36 AM2846 km1768 miles1537 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 12:36 AM3141 km1952 miles1696 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 2:36 AM3308 km2055 miles1786 nmSouth S
HonoluluTue 12:36 AM3348 km2080 miles1808 nmNorthwest NW
HermosilloTue 3:36 AM3477 km2161 miles1878 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesTue 2:36 AM3534 km2196 miles1908 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San FranciscoTue 2:36 AM3777 km2347 miles2040 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixTue 3:36 AM3780 km2349 miles2041 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las VegasTue 2:36 AM3872 km2406 miles2090 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityTue 4:36 AM3904 km2426 miles2108 nmEast-northeast ENE

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