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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, July 21, 2013 at 09:20:00 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: 97%

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 Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 09:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' South, Longitude: 159° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.60 meters/second, 1514.2 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.68 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 22' 42.8"940.59 miwest0° 04' 30.4"5.17 minorth940.81 mi
24 hours14° 44' 05.9"963.89 mieast2° 25' 19.9"166.58 minorth984.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 11:20 PM251 km156 miles135 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 11:20 PM1068 km664 miles577 nmEast E
AlofiSat 10:20 PM1091 km678 miles589 nmWest W
ApiaSun 10:20 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 10:20 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 10:20 PM1653 km1027 miles893 nmWest W
KiritimatiSun 11:20 PM2318 km1441 miles1252 nmNorth N
SuvaSun 9:20 PM2325 km1445 miles1255 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 9:20 PM2567 km1595 miles1386 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandSat 9:20 PM2814 km1748 miles1519 nmNorthwest NW

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