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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 10:10:00 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: 90%

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 10:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 170° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.94 meters/second, 1529.8 km/hour, 950.6 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.84 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 minorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 13.7"950.33 miwest0° 06' 15.5"7.17 minorth950.63 mi
24 hours345° 52' 45.8"931.65 miwest3° 01' 56.9"208.51 minorth961.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaSun 9:10 PM214 km133 miles115 nmWest W
LuganvilleSun 9:10 PM400 km249 miles216 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaSun 9:10 PM666 km414 miles359 nmSouthwest SW
NadiSun 10:10 PM754 km469 miles407 nmEast E
LautokaSun 10:10 PM758 km471 miles410 nmEast E
SuvaSun 10:10 PM863 km536 miles466 nmEast E
LabasaSun 10:10 PM972 km604 miles525 nmEast E
FunafutiSun 10:10 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraSun 9:10 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 11:10 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmEast-southeast ESE

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