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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 Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 03:28:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, July 16, 2013 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, July 22, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 03:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 53' South, Longitude: 144° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.27 meters/second, 1585.0 km/hour, 984.9 miles/hour or 855.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.41 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 29' 44.8"984.66 miwest0° 09' 46.6"11.20 misouth984.46 mi
24 hours12° 27' 56.6"846.79 mieast3° 39' 20.9"251.30 misouth877.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 5:58 PM609 km378 miles329 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 5:28 PM903 km561 miles487 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaMon 5:28 PM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 5:28 PM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownMon 7:28 PM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiMon 4:28 PM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 4:28 PM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmWest W
ApiaTue 4:28 PM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmWest W
NukualofaTue 4:28 PM3446 km2141 miles1861 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 3:28 PM3722 km2313 miles2010 nmWest-northwest WNW

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