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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 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 13:54:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 14' South, Longitude: 157° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.61 meters/second, 1604.2 km/hour, 996.8 miles/hour or 866.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 28' 09.9"996.71 miwest0° 11' 54.4"13.63 minorth996.96 mi
24 hours12° 31' 00.4"862.21 mieast4° 48' 12.1"330.04 minorth925.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaWed 11:54 PM206 km128 miles111 nmWest-southwest WSW
BukaWed 11:54 PM274 km170 miles148 nmWest W
GizoThu 12:54 AM320 km199 miles173 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 12:54 AM560 km348 miles302 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyWed 11:54 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenThu 1:54 AM1204 km748 miles650 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 12:54 AM1348 km837 miles728 nmNorth N
CairnsWed 11:54 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaThu 12:54 AM1843 km1145 miles995 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraWed 10:54 PM1849 km1149 miles998 nmWest W

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