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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 Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 15:56:00 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: 80%

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 Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 26' South, Longitude: 173° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.92 meters/second, 1608.9 km/hour, 999.7 miles/hour or 868.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.7"999.60 miwest0° 11' 24.1"13.06 misouth999.53 mi
24 hours348° 10' 43.9"814.01 miwest4° 25' 44.1"304.36 misouth865.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiFri 3:56 AM743 km461 miles401 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaFri 3:56 AM758 km471 miles409 nmNorth N
YarenFri 3:56 AM888 km552 miles479 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 3:56 AM1301 km808 miles702 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroFri 3:56 AM1410 km876 miles761 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 2:56 AM1463 km909 miles790 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaFri 3:56 AM1514 km941 miles817 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 2:56 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 4:56 AM1767 km1098 miles954 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Fri 5:56 AM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmEast-southeast ESE

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