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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, April 7, 2013 at 21:24:00 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: 7%

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 Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 21:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' South, Longitude: 169° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.09 meters/second, 1616.7 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.9"1004.52 miwest0° 11' 27.0"13.11 minorth1004.62 mi
24 hours11° 22' 12.5"786.44 mieast4° 31' 22.7"310.77 minorth845.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiMon 10:24 AM357 km222 miles193 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSun 9:24 AM728 km452 miles393 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:24 AM981 km610 miles530 nmSouth S
KiritimatiMon 11:24 AM1434 km891 miles774 nmEast E
ApiaMon 10:24 AM1479 km919 miles798 nmSouth S
FunafutiMon 9:24 AM1484 km922 miles802 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaMon 9:24 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmWest W
AlofiSun 10:24 AM2043 km1269 miles1103 nmSouth S
MajuroMon 9:24 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaMon 9:24 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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