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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 11, 2013 at 03:50:00 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: 41%

Previous phaseNew MoonSaturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 11, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 42' South, Longitude: 159° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.53 meters/second, 1521.1 km/hour, 945.2 miles/hour or 821.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.75 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 25' 15.2"944.92 miwest0° 03' 37.3"4.15 minorth945.10 mi
24 hours13° 44' 21.2"900.28 mieast1° 59' 14.3"136.67 minorth915.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 5:50 PM281 km175 miles152 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 5:50 PM1069 km665 miles577 nmEast E
AlofiThu 4:50 PM1088 km676 miles587 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 5:50 PM1407 km874 miles760 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 4:50 PM1625 km1010 miles877 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 4:50 PM1655 km1028 miles893 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 5:50 PM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmNorth N
SuvaFri 3:50 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 3:50 PM2550 km1585 miles1377 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 3:50 PM2788 km1732 miles1505 nmNorthwest NW
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