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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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:10:00 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: 99%

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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 20' South, Longitude: 176° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.50 meters/second, 1582.2 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 26' 41.5"983.00 miwest0° 10' 51.1"12.43 minorth983.36 mi
24 hours13° 03' 45.8"888.96 mieast4° 33' 35.8"313.37 minorth947.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mata-UtuTue 11:10 PM330 km205 miles178 nmSouth S
FunafutiTue 11:10 PM523 km325 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoWed 12:10 AM574 km357 miles310 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i)Wed 12:10 AM590 km366 miles318 nmSoutheast SE
ApiaWed 12:10 AM634 km394 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
Pago PagoTue 12:10 AM756 km470 miles408 nmSoutheast SE
LabasaTue 11:10 PM817 km508 miles441 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NeiafuWed 12:10 AM957 km594 miles517 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RawakiWed 12:10 AM962 km598 miles519 nmNortheast NE
SuvaTue 11:10 PM1030 km640 miles556 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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