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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 Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 04:52:00 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: 53%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 04:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 36' South, Longitude: 160° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.92 meters/second, 1540.5 km/hour, 957.2 miles/hour or 831.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.95 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 26' 12.0"957.02 miwest0° 06' 27.8"7.41 minorth957.32 mi
24 hours13° 18' 01.8"881.74 mieast3° 01' 41.6"208.21 minorth912.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 6:52 PM523 km325 miles283 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlofiFri 5:52 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 6:52 PM1198 km744 miles647 nmEast E
Apia *Sat 6:52 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSat 5:52 PM1388 km862 miles749 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSat 5:52 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 6:52 PM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth N
SuvaSat 4:52 PM2216 km1377 miles1196 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 4:52 PM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 4:52 PM2534 km1575 miles1368 nmNorthwest NW

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