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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, April 4, 2013 at 16:36:00 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: 34%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' South, Longitude: 136° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.79 meters/second, 1561.6 km/hour, 970.4 miles/hour or 843.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.17 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 27' 57.3"970.19 miwest0° 08' 46.0"10.05 minorth970.55 mi
24 hours12° 32' 30.5"841.18 mieast3° 49' 18.2"262.70 minorth887.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 7:06 AM660 km410 miles356 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Gambier IslandsThu 7:36 AM1005 km624 miles542 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 8:36 AM1379 km857 miles744 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 6:36 AM1449 km900 miles782 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaThu 6:36 AM2587 km1608 miles1397 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 6:36 AM2904 km1805 miles1568 nmNorthwest NW
Easter Island *Thu 11:36 AM3160 km1963 miles1706 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 5:36 AM3602 km2238 miles1945 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 6:36 AM3808 km2366 miles2056 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 5:36 AM3820 km2374 miles2063 nmWest W

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