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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 15:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 32' South, Longitude: 146° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.88 meters/second, 1605.2 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.6"997.32 miwest0° 11' 23.3"13.04 misouth997.21 mi
24 hours12° 01' 19.5"826.25 mieast4° 24' 53.0"303.42 misouth876.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 5:38 AM771 km479 miles416 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteFri 5:08 AM1276 km793 miles689 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSat 5:08 AM1561 km970 miles843 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 5:08 AM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 7:08 AM2663 km1654 miles1438 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoSat 4:08 AM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 5:08 AM2930 km1821 miles1582 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:08 AM2933 km1823 miles1584 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 5:08 AM3340 km2075 miles1803 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandFri 3:08 AM3462 km2151 miles1869 nmWest-northwest WNW
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