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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: 65%

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 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 36' South, Longitude: 151° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.82 meters/second, 1615.8 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.6"1003.86 miwest0° 11' 37.7"13.32 misouth1003.87 mi
24 hours11° 32' 47.1"797.86 mieast4° 36' 29.9"316.65 misouth856.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaFri 4:40 AM502 km312 miles271 nmSoutheast SE
ArawaFri 4:40 AM634 km394 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
LaeFri 4:40 AM650 km404 miles351 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyFri 4:40 AM876 km544 miles473 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GizoFri 5:40 AM877 km545 miles474 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraFri 3:40 AM1161 km721 miles627 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 5:40 AM1234 km767 miles666 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirFri 5:40 AM1309 km814 miles707 nmNortheast NE
CairnsFri 4:40 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 6:40 AM1770 km1100 miles955 nmEast E

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