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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, April 10, 2013 at 21:36:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 21:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 04' North, Longitude: 138° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.34 meters/second, 1581.6 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.38 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.4"982.60 miwest0° 08' 49.3"10.11 minorth982.39 mi
24 hours11° 25' 59.8"773.44 mieast3° 12' 44.9"220.85 minorth799.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:36 AM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:36 AM2326 km1446 miles1256 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Wed 2:36 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Wed 2:36 PM3285 km2041 miles1774 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloWed 2:36 PM3451 km2145 miles1864 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteWed 11:36 AM3478 km2161 miles1878 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Las Vegas *Wed 2:36 PM3575 km2221 miles1930 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixWed 2:36 PM3611 km2244 miles1950 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Wed 3:36 PM4134 km2569 miles2232 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownWed 1:36 PM4217 km2620 miles2277 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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