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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 21:34:00 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: 35%

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 21:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 52' South, Longitude: 142° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.34 meters/second, 1509.6 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 24' 45.5"937.72 miwest0° 03' 38.2"4.17 misouth937.55 mi
24 hours14° 17' 16.4"929.61 mieast0° 49' 58.9"57.31 misouth928.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 7:34 AM445 km277 miles241 nmNortheast NE
Tennant CreekTue 7:04 AM912 km567 miles493 nmWest W
Alice SpringsTue 7:04 AM1025 km637 miles554 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyTue 7:34 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneTue 7:34 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinTue 7:04 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest-northwest WNW
Adelaide *Tue 8:04 AM1723 km1071 miles930 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Tue 8:34 AM1756 km1091 miles948 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Tue 8:34 AM1815 km1128 miles980 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EuclaTue 6:19 AM1917 km1191 miles1035 nmSouthwest SW

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