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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, September 16, 2013 at 10:00:00 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: 88%

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 Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 56' South, Longitude: 168° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.27 meters/second, 1574.2 km/hour, 978.2 miles/hour or 850.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.30 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 04.4"978.01 miwest0° 09' 48.4"11.24 minorth978.36 mi
24 hours347° 02' 09.4"877.38 miwest4° 12' 32.9"289.29 minorth929.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleMon 9:00 PM427 km265 miles230 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaMon 9:00 PM642 km399 miles347 nmSouth S
HoniaraMon 9:00 PM991 km616 miles535 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaMon 9:00 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmSouth S
FunafutiMon 10:00 PM1218 km757 miles657 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaMon 10:00 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSoutheast SE
YarenMon 10:00 PM1276 km793 miles689 nmNorth N
TarawaMon 10:00 PM1553 km965 miles839 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NukualofaMon 11:00 PM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmEast-southeast ESE
Baker IslandSun 10:00 PM2122 km1318 miles1146 nmNortheast NE

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