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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 Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:10:00 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: 66%

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 Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 48' South, Longitude: 135° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.13 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.26 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 27' 37.5"975.44 miwest0° 09' 04.7"10.40 minorth975.79 mi
24 hours12° 43' 53.1"858.84 mieast3° 55' 48.2"270.12 minorth906.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinSun 7:40 PM550 km342 miles297 nmWest W
Tennant CreekSun 7:40 PM780 km485 miles421 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSun 8:10 PM1157 km719 miles625 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliSun 7:10 PM1222 km759 miles660 nmWest-northwest WNW
Alice SpringsSun 7:40 PM1226 km762 miles662 nmSouth S
JayapuraSun 7:10 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySun 8:10 PM1287 km800 miles695 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariSun 7:10 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmNorth N
ManadoSun 6:10 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarSun 6:10 PM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-northwest WNW

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