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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 84%
Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 11' North
Longitude: 173° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.22 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.3"998.11 miwest0° 10' 37.4"12.17 misouth998.38 mi
24 hours10° 59' 29.0"754.39 mieast4° 24' 10.5"302.56 misouth815.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 2:44 AM827 km514 miles446 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 2:44 AM1594 km991 miles861 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroWed 2:44 AM1653 km1027 miles893 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 3:44 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 2:44 AM1900 km1180 miles1026 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiWed 4:44 AM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenWed 2:44 AM2302 km1430 miles1243 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 4:44 AM2323 km1444 miles1254 nmNortheast NE
Apia *Wed 4:44 AM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 3:44 AM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmNorth N
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