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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: 66%

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 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 02' South, Longitude: 166° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.05 meters/second, 1616.6 km/hour, 1004.5 miles/hour or 872.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"1004.39 miwest0° 11' 37.9"13.32 misouth1004.41 mi
24 hours11° 29' 26.8"794.33 mieast4° 37' 18.4"317.57 misouth853.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiFri 4:46 AM482 km299 miles260 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 4:46 AM953 km592 miles514 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandThu 3:46 AM1114 km692 miles601 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 5:46 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 5:46 AM1419 km882 miles766 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 3:46 AM1715 km1066 miles926 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 4:46 AM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmSouth S
RarotongaThu 5:46 AM2254 km1400 miles1217 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 3:46 AM2289 km1422 miles1236 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 4:46 AM2305 km1432 miles1245 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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