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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 15:06:00 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: 94%

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 15:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 56' North, Longitude: 162° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.44 meters/second, 1614.4 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.0"1003.03 miwest0° 11' 15.9"12.90 misouth1003.22 mi
24 hours11° 12' 41.3"773.68 mieast4° 35' 19.9"315.30 misouth836.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TofolWed 2:06 AM158 km98 miles85 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KoloniaWed 2:06 AM600 km373 miles324 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirWed 2:06 AM601 km374 miles325 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenWed 3:06 AM681 km423 miles368 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 3:06 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaWed 3:06 AM1178 km732 miles636 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraWed 2:06 AM1510 km938 miles815 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandWed 3:06 AM1751 km1088 miles945 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HagåtñaWed 1:06 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyWed 1:06 AM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmSouthwest SW
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