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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 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 22' South, Longitude: 133° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.04 meters/second, 1605.8 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.5"997.62 miwest0° 11' 24.4"13.06 misouth997.52 mi
24 hours11° 59' 58.1"824.90 mieast4° 25' 35.2"304.20 misouth875.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 4:48 AM705 km438 miles381 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 6:18 AM2104 km1307 miles1136 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 4:18 AM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 4:18 AM2783 km1729 miles1502 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 4:18 AM3257 km2024 miles1759 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 9:18 AM3448 km2143 miles1862 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluFri 4:18 AM4044 km2513 miles2184 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSat 3:18 AM4153 km2581 miles2243 nmWest W
AlofiFri 3:18 AM4167 km2589 miles2250 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 4:18 AM4251 km2641 miles2295 nmWest-southwest WSW

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