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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 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:12:00 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: 81%

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 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 00' North, Longitude: 157° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.55 meters/second, 1528.4 km/hour, 949.7 miles/hour or 825.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.6"949.40 miwest0° 04' 15.1"4.87 misouth949.62 mi
24 hours11° 34' 24.9"757.04 mieast2° 06' 33.7"145.07 misouth775.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 10:12 PM927 km576 miles501 nmEast E
PalikirThu 9:12 PM1338 km831 miles723 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 8:12 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroThu 10:12 PM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 10:12 PM2378 km1478 miles1284 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YokohamaThu 7:12 PM2553 km1587 miles1379 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaThu 10:12 PM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoThu 7:12 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmNorthwest NW
MidwayWed 11:12 PM2720 km1690 miles1469 nmEast-northeast ENE
MelekeokThu 7:12 PM2814 km1749 miles1520 nmWest-southwest WSW

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