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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 08:20:00 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: 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 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 43' South, Longitude: 149° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.35 meters/second, 1552.9 km/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.5 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' 11.4"964.72 miwest0° 08' 43.5"10.00 minorth965.09 mi
24 hours13° 40' 18.3"914.69 mieast3° 53' 29.8"267.52 minorth960.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 10:20 PM314 km195 miles170 nmSouth S
RarotongaSun 10:20 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 10:20 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 9:20 PM2264 km1407 miles1223 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 12:20 AM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmEast-southeast ESE
ApiaMon 9:20 PM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 9:20 PM2477 km1539 miles1338 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 9:20 PM2848 km1769 miles1538 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 8:20 PM3433 km2133 miles1854 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaMon 8:20 PM3481 km2163 miles1880 nmWest W
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