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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 05:02:00 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 05:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' South, Longitude: 163° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.97 meters/second, 1540.7 km/hour, 957.3 miles/hour or 831.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.96 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 26' 12.4"957.12 miwest0° 06' 28.8"7.43 minorth957.42 mi
24 hours13° 17' 50.2"881.60 mieast3° 02' 03.8"208.63 minorth912.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 7:02 PM627 km390 miles339 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiFri 6:02 PM764 km475 miles413 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pago PagoFri 6:02 PM846 km526 miles457 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 7:02 PM971 km604 miles524 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 7:02 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSat 6:02 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSat 6:02 PM1362 km846 miles736 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 7:02 PM1453 km903 miles785 nmEast E
SuvaSat 5:02 PM1961 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 5:02 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmWest-northwest WNW

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