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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 Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 02:36:00 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: 34%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 02:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 19' North, Longitude: 149° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.42 meters/second, 1560.3 km/hour, 969.5 miles/hour or 842.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.16 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.8"969.30 miwest0° 07' 18.2"8.37 minorth969.05 mi
24 hours11° 21' 27.7"757.79 mieast2° 33' 19.4"175.72 minorth773.14 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluFri 4:36 PM1097 km682 miles593 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 4:36 PM1715 km1065 miles926 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayFri 3:36 PM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 2:36 PM3398 km2111 miles1835 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 3:36 PM3628 km2254 miles1959 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteFri 4:36 PM3634 km2258 miles1962 nmSouth S
San FranciscoFri 6:36 PM3648 km2267 miles1970 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesFri 6:36 PM3763 km2338 miles2032 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Sat 4:36 PM4046 km2514 miles2184 nmSouthwest SW
Las VegasFri 6:36 PM4117 km2558 miles2223 nmNortheast NE

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