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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 11, 2013 at 23:48:00 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: 2%

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 Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 32' North, Longitude: 159° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.72 meters/second, 1557.8 km/hour, 968.0 miles/hour or 841.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.13 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.7"967.73 miwest0° 06' 56.5"7.96 minorth967.49 mi
24 hours11° 33' 54.6"770.83 mieast2° 24' 00.2"165.04 minorth783.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloThu 1:48 PM650 km404 miles351 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluThu 1:48 PM660 km410 miles356 nmNorth-northeast NNE
WailukuThu 1:48 PM667 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiFri 1:48 PM1529 km950 miles826 nmSouth S
MidwayThu 12:48 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 11:48 AM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 12:48 PM3047 km1894 miles1645 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:48 AM3336 km2073 miles1801 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 11:48 AM3408 km2118 miles1840 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaFri 12:48 PM3522 km2188 miles1902 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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