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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 Friday, May 10, 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

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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 07' North, Longitude: 166° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.23 meters/second, 1527.2 km/hour, 949.0 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.82 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.07 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.5"948.69 miwest0° 03' 23.5"3.89 minorth948.54 mi
24 hours11° 40' 42.4"763.41 mieast0° 55' 48.2"63.97 minorth763.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluFri 1:48 PM942 km585 miles508 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwayFri 12:48 PM1492 km927 miles806 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 1:48 PM2157 km1340 miles1165 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandFri 11:48 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 11:48 AM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandSat 11:48 AM2815 km1749 miles1520 nmWest W
TarawaSat 11:48 AM2966 km1843 miles1602 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 12:48 PM3191 km1983 miles1723 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 11:48 AM3431 km2132 miles1853 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenSat 11:48 AM3622 km2251 miles1956 nmSouthwest SW

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