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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 Monday, February 4, 2013 at 19:56:00 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: 36%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 19:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 45' South, Longitude: 166° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.66 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.65 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 24' 50.7"938.42 miwest0° 03' 50.9"4.41 misouth938.25 mi
24 hours345° 44' 12.9"928.60 miwest0° 55' 20.6"63.45 misouth928.05 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaTue 6:56 AM278 km173 miles150 nmSouth S
Port VilaTue 6:56 AM299 km186 miles161 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleTue 6:56 AM476 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
SuvaTue 7:56 AM1275 km792 miles689 nmEast E
HoniaraTue 6:56 AM1338 km832 miles723 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneTue 5:56 AM1612 km1001 miles870 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiTue 7:56 AM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaTue 8:56 AM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 8:56 AM2061 km1280 miles1113 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenTue 7:56 AM2127 km1322 miles1148 nmNorth N

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