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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, June 28, 2013 at 16:10:00 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: 66%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, June 30, 2013 at 4:55 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 16:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 39' South, Longitude: 171° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.71 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.3"1003.67 miwest0° 11' 40.2"13.36 minorth1003.77 mi
24 hours11° 33' 16.5"799.19 mieast4° 34' 20.9"314.17 minorth858.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kanton IslandSat 5:10 AM240 km149 miles130 nmSouth S
RawakiSat 5:10 AM363 km225 miles196 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandFri 4:10 AM524 km326 miles283 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 5:10 AM967 km601 miles522 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 4:10 AM1319 km820 miles712 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaSat 5:10 AM1459 km906 miles788 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 6:10 AM1639 km1018 miles885 nmEast E
TarawaSat 4:10 AM1702 km1058 miles919 nmWest W
AlofiFri 5:10 AM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmSouth S
MajuroSat 4:10 AM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmWest-northwest WNW

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