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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 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 34' South, Longitude: 148° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.85 meters/second, 1605.0 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.0"997.17 miwest0° 11' 23.1"13.04 misouth997.07 mi
24 hours12° 01' 35.5"826.45 mieast4° 24' 44.7"303.24 misouth876.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 5:48 AM1024 km636 miles553 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteFri 5:18 AM1219 km758 miles658 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSat 5:18 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 5:18 AM2030 km1261 miles1096 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSat 4:18 AM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 5:18 AM2676 km1663 miles1445 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:18 AM2703 km1680 miles1460 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 7:18 AM2831 km1759 miles1529 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 3:18 AM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmWest-northwest WNW
HonoluluFri 5:18 AM3250 km2019 miles1755 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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