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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, May 9, 2013 at 23:18:00 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 QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 16' North, Longitude: 170° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.88 meters/second, 1544.0 km/hour, 959.4 miles/hour or 833.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.8"959.13 miwest0° 05' 32.8"6.36 minorth958.91 mi
24 hours11° 35' 50.8"766.17 mieast1° 49' 13.1"125.19 minorth772.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:18 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluThu 1:18 PM1442 km896 miles779 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 11:18 AM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:18 AM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 1:18 PM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandFri 11:18 AM2383 km1480 miles1286 nmWest W
TarawaFri 11:18 AM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 12:18 PM2946 km1830 miles1590 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 11:18 AM3052 km1896 miles1648 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 11:18 AM3129 km1944 miles1690 nmSouthwest SW

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