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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 23, 2013 at 13:44:00 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: 99%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, July 22, 2013 at 6:17 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, July 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 17' South, Longitude: 165° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.06 meters/second, 1569.8 km/hour, 975.4 miles/hour or 847.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.26 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 25' 45.7"975.30 miwest0° 10' 20.2"11.84 minorth975.69 mi
24 hours13° 21' 08.5"902.52 mieast4° 24' 39.0"303.15 minorth958.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleWed 12:44 AM384 km239 miles208 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaWed 12:44 AM658 km409 miles355 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 12:44 AM721 km448 miles389 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaWed 12:44 AM1107 km688 miles598 nmSouth S
YarenWed 1:44 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmNorth N
SuvaWed 1:44 AM1494 km928 miles807 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiWed 1:44 AM1517 km943 miles819 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaWed 1:44 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyTue 11:44 PM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmWest W
BrisbaneTue 11:44 PM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmSouthwest SW

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