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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: 56%

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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 126° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.14 meters/second, 1606.1 km/hour, 998.0 miles/hour or 867.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.2"997.90 miwest0° 11' 25.0"13.08 misouth997.80 mi
24 hours11° 59' 12.5"824.24 mieast4° 25' 58.3"304.66 misouth874.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 5:48 AM2111 km1312 miles1140 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 3:48 AM2781 km1728 miles1502 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 8:48 AM2946 km1831 miles1591 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSat 3:48 AM3523 km2189 miles1902 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 3:48 AM3929 km2441 miles2121 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityFri 7:48 AM4148 km2577 miles2240 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsFri 7:48 AM4162 km2586 miles2247 nmEast E
HermosilloFri 6:48 AM4258 km2646 miles2299 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los AngelesFri 5:48 AM4551 km2828 miles2457 nmNorth N
HonoluluFri 3:48 AM4572 km2841 miles2469 nmNorthwest NW
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