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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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 09:40:00 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: 79%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 30' South, Longitude: 160° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.20 meters/second, 1548.7 km/hour, 962.3 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 26' 00.1"962.12 miwest0° 07' 42.1"8.83 minorth962.46 mi
24 hours13° 24' 02.0"893.30 mieast3° 30' 08.1"240.77 minorth931.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSun 8:40 PM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth N
LuganvilleSun 8:40 PM762 km474 miles412 nmEast E
GizoSun 8:40 PM890 km553 miles480 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaSun 8:40 PM914 km568 miles494 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaSun 8:40 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneSun 7:40 PM1513 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSun 7:40 PM1536 km954 miles829 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 7:40 PM1551 km964 miles837 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSun 9:40 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaSun 9:40 PM1977 km1229 miles1068 nmEast E
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