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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 17:40:00 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: 79%

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 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 46' South, Longitude: 148° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.63 meters/second, 1607.9 km/hour, 999.1 miles/hour or 868.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.65 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.3"998.95 miwest0° 11' 21.9"13.02 misouth998.87 mi
24 hours11° 51' 19.3"815.91 mieast4° 24' 20.5"302.77 misouth866.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeFri 3:40 AM162 km101 miles88 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyFri 3:40 AM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenFri 3:40 AM427 km265 miles231 nmWest W
BukaFri 3:40 AM731 km454 miles395 nmEast E
ArawaFri 3:40 AM830 km516 miles448 nmEast E
JayapuraFri 2:40 AM893 km555 miles482 nmWest-northwest WNW
GizoFri 4:40 AM1002 km623 miles541 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 3:40 AM1260 km783 miles680 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 4:40 AM1371 km852 miles740 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 2:40 AM1649 km1025 miles890 nmWest-northwest WNW

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