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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, October 2, 2013 at 19:44:00 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: 6%

Previous phaseThird QuarterFriday, September 27, 2013 at 3:57 AM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 42' North, Longitude: 144° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.10 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.74 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 18.2"1004.52 miwest0° 10' 36.8"12.15 misouth1004.67 mi
24 hours11° 11' 55.0"773.76 mieast4° 19' 08.7"296.76 misouth829.32 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 9:44 AM1386 km861 miles748 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 9:44 AM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 9:44 AM2492 km1549 miles1346 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 9:44 AM3104 km1929 miles1676 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 8:44 AM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 11:44 AM3463 km2152 miles1870 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Thu 9:44 AM3484 km2165 miles1881 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 7:44 AM3524 km2190 miles1903 nmWest W
AlofiWed 8:44 AM3645 km2265 miles1968 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 7:44 AM4171 km2592 miles2252 nmWest-southwest WSW

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