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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: 76%
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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 51' North
Longitude: 157° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.11 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.9"1004.59 miwest0° 11' 20.6"12.99 misouth1004.76 mi
24 hours11° 07' 53.6"769.09 mieast4° 36' 28.6"316.63 misouth832.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:24 AM130 km81 miles70 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoThu 3:24 AM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluWed 4:24 AM2044 km1270 miles1103 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 2:24 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 4:24 AM2391 km1485 miles1291 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 4:24 AM2436 km1514 miles1315 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaWed 4:24 AM2670 km1659 miles1442 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 3:24 AM2751 km1709 miles1485 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 2:24 AM2824 km1755 miles1525 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 2:24 AM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmWest W
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