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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 19, 2013 at 04:34:00 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: 60%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:36 AM
Next phaseFull MoonSaturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:27 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 04:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 18' North, Longitude: 145° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.90 meters/second, 1616.0 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.73 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.0"1004.05 miwest0° 10' 53.1"12.46 misouth1004.22 mi
24 hours11° 12' 02.9"773.48 mieast4° 27' 29.5"306.32 misouth832.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 6:34 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmWest W
PapeeteSat 6:34 PM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 6:34 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSat 6:34 PM3114 km1935 miles1681 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 5:34 PM3152 km1958 miles1702 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 4:34 PM3432 km2132 miles1853 nmWest W
ApiaSun 5:34 PM3439 km2137 miles1857 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 8:34 PM3567 km2217 miles1926 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiSat 5:34 PM3619 km2249 miles1954 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSun 4:34 PM4099 km2547 miles2213 nmWest-southwest WSW

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