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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 18, 2013 at 09:30:00 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: 55%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, February 25, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 18, 2013 at 09:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 133° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.13 meters/second, 1519.7 km/hour, 944.3 miles/hour or 820.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.3"943.97 miwest0° 02' 36.1"2.98 minorth943.84 mi
24 hours11° 36' 45.4"755.15 mieast0° 36' 36.0"41.96 minorth754.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KagoshimaMon 6:30 PM1313 km816 miles709 nmNorth N
TaipeiMon 5:30 PM1316 km818 miles711 nmWest-northwest WNW
MelekeokMon 6:30 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmSouth S
QuezonMon 5:30 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaMon 5:30 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmWest-southwest WSW
HagåtñaMon 7:30 PM1436 km892 miles775 nmEast-southeast ESE
KumamotoMon 6:30 PM1442 km896 miles779 nmNorth N
FukuokaMon 6:30 PM1541 km957 miles832 nmNorth N
KitakyushuMon 6:30 PM1557 km968 miles841 nmNorth N
DavaoMon 5:30 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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