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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 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 23:38:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 23:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' North, Longitude: 160° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.86 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.6"999.51 miwest0° 10' 57.6"12.55 minorth999.42 mi
24 hours11° 24' 02.2"784.58 mieast4° 10' 22.1"286.76 minorth831.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 1:38 PM551 km342 miles297 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluTue 1:38 PM1739 km1081 miles939 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 11:38 AM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 12:38 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 1:38 PM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 11:38 AM2761 km1716 miles1491 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 1:38 PM2841 km1765 miles1534 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiTue 12:38 PM2939 km1826 miles1587 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaTue 1:38 PM2990 km1858 miles1614 nmSouth S
TarawaWed 11:38 AM2994 km1861 miles1617 nmWest W
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