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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 Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 00:28:00 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: 4%

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 Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 00:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' North, Longitude: 164° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.73 meters/second, 1518.2 km/hour, 943.4 miles/hour or 819.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.72 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.3"943.08 miwest0° 01' 05.4"1.25 minorth943.02 mi
24 hours11° 39' 20.4"757.48 mieast0° 00' 12.2"0.24 minorth757.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSat 2:28 PM712 km442 miles384 nmEast-northeast ENE
MidwaySat 1:28 PM1583 km984 miles855 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSun 2:28 PM2160 km1342 miles1166 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSat 12:28 PM2552 km1586 miles1378 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSun 12:28 PM2980 km1852 miles1609 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandSun 12:28 PM3017 km1875 miles1629 nmWest W
TarawaSun 12:28 PM3196 km1986 miles1726 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 1:28 PM3336 km2073 miles1801 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiSun 12:28 PM3626 km2253 miles1958 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Sat 3:28 PM3683 km2289 miles1989 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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