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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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 23:40:00 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: 7%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 59' South, Longitude: 148° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.42 meters/second, 1599.9 km/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 30' 38.3"994.00 miwest0° 10' 15.7"11.75 misouth993.86 mi
24 hours11° 58' 49.5"820.69 mieast3° 54' 31.9"268.65 misouth859.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 2:10 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmEast E
PapeeteSat 1:40 PM1061 km659 miles573 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSun 1:40 PM1451 km902 miles784 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 1:40 PM1888 km1173 miles1020 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 12:40 PM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmWest W
AlofiSat 12:40 PM2599 km1615 miles1403 nmWest-southwest WSW
ApiaSun 12:40 PM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 3:40 PM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaSun 12:40 PM3197 km1987 miles1726 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 11:40 AM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmWest-northwest WNW

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