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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: 67%

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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 29' South, Longitude: 126° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.23 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.2"1004.79 miwest0° 11' 37.6"13.31 misouth1004.83 mi
24 hours11° 26' 23.8"791.05 mieast4° 37' 54.1"318.25 misouth851.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 4:58 AM2645 km1644 miles1428 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 2:58 AM3127 km1943 miles1688 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Thu 7:58 AM3347 km2080 miles1807 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiFri 2:58 AM3503 km2177 miles1892 nmWest W
Mexico CityThu 6:58 AM3741 km2324 miles2020 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 5:58 AM3743 km2326 miles2021 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesThu 4:58 AM4017 km2496 miles2169 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsThu 6:58 AM4055 km2520 miles2190 nmEast E
PhoenixThu 5:58 AM4135 km2569 miles2233 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaThu 2:58 AM4263 km2649 miles2302 nmWest-southwest WSW

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