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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, August 18, 2013 at 08:20:00 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: 89%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 41' South, Longitude: 163° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.48 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.83 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 10.2"949.29 miwest0° 06' 01.9"6.92 minorth949.58 mi
24 hours14° 09' 07.5"932.77 mieast2° 57' 01.9"202.88 minorth961.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 10:20 PM539 km335 miles291 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSat 9:20 PM718 km446 miles387 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pago PagoSat 9:20 PM879 km546 miles475 nmWest-northwest WNW
ApiaSun 9:20 PM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 9:20 PM1259 km782 miles680 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 9:20 PM1309 km813 miles707 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteSat 10:20 PM1455 km904 miles786 nmEast E
SuvaSun 8:20 PM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 8:20 PM2149 km1335 miles1160 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSun 10:20 PM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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