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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 Friday, February 1, 2013 at 13:58:00 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: 72%

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 Friday, February 1, 2013 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 31' South, Longitude: 146° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.25 meters/second, 1592.1 km/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.49 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 29' 54.6"989.10 miwest0° 10' 41.8"12.25 misouth988.92 mi
24 hours12° 18' 45.5"840.00 mieast4° 02' 13.1"277.48 misouth879.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 4:28 AM763 km474 miles412 nmEast E
PapeeteFri 3:58 AM950 km591 miles513 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSat 3:58 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 3:58 AM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 5:58 AM2439 km1515 miles1317 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoSat 2:58 AM2724 km1693 miles1471 nmWest W
AlofiFri 2:58 AM2742 km1704 miles1480 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 3:58 AM2803 km1742 miles1514 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaSat 2:58 AM3339 km2075 miles1803 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 1:58 AM3499 km2174 miles1890 nmWest-northwest WNW

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