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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 15:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 00' North, Longitude: 171° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.39 meters/second, 1607.0 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.7 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' 33.4"998.50 miwest0° 10' 39.6"12.21 misouth998.76 mi
24 hours349° 00' 22.0"754.85 miwest4° 24' 54.0"303.39 misouth816.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroWed 3:44 AM50 km31 miles27 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaWed 3:44 AM636 km395 miles344 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 3:44 AM984 km611 miles531 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandWed 3:44 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalikirWed 2:44 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmWest W
Baker IslandTue 3:44 AM1520 km945 miles821 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiWed 3:44 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 2:44 AM2231 km1387 miles1205 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayTue 4:44 AM2618 km1627 miles1414 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoWed 4:44 AM2625 km1631 miles1418 nmSoutheast SE
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