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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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 16:06:00 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: 88%

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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 16:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 51' South, Longitude: 159° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.3"1004.87 miwest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 misouth1004.93 mi
24 hours11° 26' 13.7"791.03 mieast4° 37' 20.1"317.60 misouth851.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaThu 2:06 AM730 km453 miles394 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaThu 2:06 AM731 km454 miles395 nmSouthwest SW
YarenThu 4:06 AM839 km521 miles453 nmEast E
GizoThu 3:06 AM851 km529 miles460 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirThu 3:06 AM869 km540 miles469 nmNorth N
HoniaraThu 3:06 AM952 km591 miles514 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 4:06 AM1536 km954 miles829 nmEast E
MajuroThu 4:06 AM1582 km983 miles854 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyThu 2:06 AM1653 km1027 miles893 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 1:06 AM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmWest W
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