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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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 08:10:00 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: 96%

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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 45' South, Longitude: 146° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.30 meters/second, 1552.7 km/hour, 964.8 miles/hour or 838.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.08 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.0"964.60 miwest0° 08' 42.6"9.98 minorth964.98 mi
24 hours13° 40' 31.6"914.83 mieast3° 53' 10.1"267.14 minorth960.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 10:10 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSouthwest SW
TaiohaeSun 10:40 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaSun 10:10 PM1556 km967 miles840 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 12:10 AM2079 km1292 miles1122 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:10 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 9:10 PM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaMon 9:10 PM2703 km1679 miles1459 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 9:10 PM2732 km1698 miles1475 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 9:10 PM3093 km1922 miles1670 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 8:10 PM3668 km2279 miles1981 nmWest-northwest WNW
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