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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 09:20:00 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 09:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 35' South, Longitude: 163° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.66 meters/second, 1554.0 km/hour, 965.6 miles/hour or 839.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.6"965.42 miwest0° 08' 49.3"10.11 minorth965.79 mi
24 hours13° 38' 58.1"913.80 mieast3° 55' 26.8"269.75 minorth959.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoSun 10:20 PM772 km480 miles417 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 11:20 PM838 km521 miles452 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiSun 10:20 PM840 km522 miles453 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaMon 10:20 PM891 km554 miles481 nmWest W
Salelologa (Savai'i)Mon 10:20 PM941 km584 miles508 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:20 PM1016 km631 miles549 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaMon 10:20 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteSun 11:20 PM1531 km951 miles827 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiMon 11:20 PM1944 km1208 miles1049 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaMon 9:20 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmWest-southwest WSW

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