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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, March 20, 2013 at 09:02:00 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: 56%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' North, Longitude: 143° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.71 meters/second, 1525.3 km/hour, 947.8 miles/hour or 823.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.80 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.6"947.52 miwest0° 03' 18.8"3.80 misouth947.69 mi
24 hours11° 29' 37.4"750.17 mieast1° 44' 01.0"119.23 misouth763.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanWed 7:02 PM505 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaWed 7:02 PM660 km410 miles356 nmSouth S
MelekeokWed 6:02 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmSouthwest SW
HamamatsuWed 6:02 PM1803 km1120 miles973 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShizuokaWed 6:02 PM1811 km1125 miles978 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YokohamaWed 6:02 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KawasakiWed 6:02 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SagamiharaWed 6:02 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TokyoWed 6:02 PM1853 km1152 miles1001 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NagoyaWed 6:02 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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