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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 Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 06:36:00 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: 45%

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 Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 14' North, Longitude: 163° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.71 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.1"954.26 miwest0° 05' 00.9"5.75 minorth954.05 mi
24 hours11° 29' 50.5"755.51 mieast1° 35' 57.3"110.00 minorth759.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSun 6:36 PM334 km207 miles180 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirSun 5:36 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSun 6:36 PM1472 km914 miles795 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaSun 4:36 PM2093 km1301 miles1130 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenSun 6:36 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmSouth S
TarawaSun 6:36 PM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MidwaySat 7:36 PM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandSat 6:36 PM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoSun 3:36 PM3053 km1897 miles1649 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraSun 5:36 PM3086 km1918 miles1666 nmSouth S

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