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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 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 15:36:00 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: 96%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, February 25, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, March 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 00' South, Longitude: 148° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.62 meters/second, 1611.4 km/hour, 1001.3 miles/hour or 870.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.2"1001.17 miwest0° 11' 38.5"13.33 misouth1001.13 mi
24 hours11° 57' 42.9"825.40 mieast4° 32' 59.9"312.66 misouth879.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeThu 1:36 AM330 km205 miles178 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenThu 1:36 AM486 km302 miles262 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 1:36 AM613 km381 miles331 nmSouth S
BukaThu 1:36 AM735 km457 miles397 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraThu 12:36 AM849 km527 miles458 nmWest W
ArawaThu 1:36 AM853 km530 miles460 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraThu 2:36 AM1431 km889 miles773 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsThu 1:36 AM1453 km903 miles785 nmSouth S
ManokwariThu 12:36 AM1610 km1001 miles869 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirThu 2:36 AM1639 km1018 miles885 nmNortheast NE
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