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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 25, 2013 at 13:58:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 13:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 28' South, Longitude: 146° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.31 meters/second, 1563.5 km/hour, 971.5 miles/hour or 844.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.19 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 26' 18.9"971.28 miwest0° 09' 28.4"10.85 misouth971.02 mi
24 hours13° 48' 38.2"929.05 mieast3° 22' 17.4"231.81 misouth950.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 11:58 PM385 km239 miles208 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyThu 11:58 PM457 km284 miles247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LaeThu 11:58 PM750 km466 miles405 nmNorth N
JayapuraThu 10:58 PM1353 km841 miles731 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 12:58 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmEast-northeast ENE
DarwinThu 11:28 PM1673 km1039 miles903 nmWest W
BrisbaneThu 11:58 PM1703 km1058 miles920 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsThu 11:28 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmSouthwest SW
ManokwariThu 10:58 PM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmNorthwest NW
SydneyThu 11:58 PM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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