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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 15:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 04' South
Longitude: 169° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.04 meters/second, 1616.5 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.8"1004.42 miwest0° 11' 37.9"13.32 misouth1004.45 mi
24 hours11° 29' 40.3"794.62 mieast4° 37' 15.4"317.54 misouth853.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiFri 4:58 AM219 km136 miles118 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandThu 3:58 AM803 km499 miles433 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 4:58 AM826 km513 miles446 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Fri 5:58 AM1322 km822 miles714 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 3:58 AM1427 km887 miles771 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 5:58 AM1436 km892 miles775 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiThu 4:58 AM1879 km1167 miles1014 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 3:58 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 4:58 AM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Suva *Fri 4:58 AM2205 km1370 miles1190 nmSouthwest SW
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