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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 31, 2013 at 16:00:00 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: 52%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:27 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, May 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' South, Longitude: 150° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.83 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.9"1001.71 miwest0° 11' 25.3"13.08 minorth1001.90 mi
24 hours11° 29' 25.5"793.10 mieast4° 33' 28.0"313.16 minorth853.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 6:00 AM962 km598 miles520 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteFri 6:00 AM1529 km950 miles826 nmSouth S
RarotongaFri 6:00 AM2167 km1347 miles1170 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 5:00 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSat 5:00 AM2566 km1594 miles1386 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 5:00 AM2686 km1669 miles1450 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluFri 6:00 AM2880 km1789 miles1555 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandFri 4:00 AM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 8:00 AM3231 km2008 miles1745 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaSat 5:00 AM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmSouthwest SW

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