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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: 83%

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 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 51' North, Longitude: 159° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.53 meters/second, 1607.5 km/hour, 998.9 miles/hour or 868.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.6"998.75 miwest0° 10' 41.7"12.25 misouth999.01 mi
24 hours10° 59' 46.4"755.20 mieast4° 25' 31.0"304.07 misouth816.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaWed 3:36 AM90 km56 miles49 nmWest W
PalikirWed 3:36 AM95 km59 miles51 nmWest W
YarenWed 4:36 AM1198 km745 miles647 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 4:36 AM1346 km836 miles727 nmEast E
Wake IslandWed 4:36 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaWed 4:36 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaWed 2:36 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraWed 3:36 AM1803 km1121 miles974 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyWed 2:36 AM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraWed 1:36 AM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmWest-southwest WSW

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