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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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 00:34:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 30' South, Longitude: 156° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.73 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.73 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.0"1003.67 miwest0° 10' 54.9"12.50 misouth1003.68 mi
24 hours11° 37' 30.1"803.35 mieast4° 19' 09.3"296.79 misouth854.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaFri 10:34 AM360 km224 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaFri 10:34 AM416 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
GizoFri 11:34 AM625 km389 miles338 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 11:34 AM878 km545 miles474 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:34 AM1067 km663 miles576 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenFri 12:34 PM1224 km761 miles661 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 10:34 AM1249 km776 miles675 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraFri 9:34 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmWest W
TarawaFri 12:34 PM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmEast-northeast ENE
CairnsFri 10:34 AM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmSouthwest SW

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