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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, April 9, 2013 at 20:14:00 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 is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 01' North, Longitude: 130° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.95 meters/second, 1601.8 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.4"995.20 miwest0° 10' 13.3"11.71 minorth995.06 mi
24 hours11° 19' 37.4"775.88 mieast3° 51' 02.0"264.64 minorth815.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 10:14 AM3065 km1905 miles1655 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloTue 1:14 PM3092 km1921 miles1670 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Tue 1:14 PM3140 km1951 miles1695 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluTue 10:14 AM3298 km2049 miles1781 nmWest-northwest WNW
PhoenixTue 1:14 PM3387 km2105 miles1829 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Tue 1:14 PM3391 km2107 miles1831 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Tue 1:14 PM3477 km2160 miles1877 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteTue 10:14 AM3527 km2192 miles1905 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico City *Tue 3:14 PM3598 km2236 miles1943 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownTue 12:14 PM3659 km2274 miles1976 nmSouth S

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