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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, March 3, 2013 at 14:34:00 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: 65%

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 Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 41' South, Longitude: 146° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.84 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.9 miles/hour or 821.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 25' 43.2"945.56 miwest0° 05' 08.1"5.89 misouth945.34 mi
24 hours13° 53' 11.3"910.05 mieast1° 29' 01.9"102.07 misouth911.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 4:34 AM391 km243 miles211 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 4:34 AM1462 km909 miles790 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 6:34 AM1794 km1114 miles968 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiSun 3:34 AM2512 km1561 miles1356 nmWest W
KiritimatiMon 4:34 AM2585 km1607 miles1396 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Mon 4:34 AM2797 km1738 miles1510 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 3:34 AM2903 km1804 miles1567 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 3:34 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmWest W
SuvaMon 2:34 AM3746 km2328 miles2023 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sun 9:34 AM3868 km2403 miles2088 nmEast-southeast ESE

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