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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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 40' South, Longitude: 155° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.75 meters/second, 1604.7 km/hour, 997.1 miles/hour or 866.5 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' 38.4"996.95 miwest0° 11' 22.4"13.03 misouth996.84 mi
24 hours12° 02' 23.8"827.21 mieast4° 24' 19.3"302.76 misouth876.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 5:48 AM960 km596 miles518 nmNorth N
PapeeteFri 5:48 AM1376 km855 miles743 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaFri 5:48 AM1671 km1038 miles902 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 4:48 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 5:48 AM1929 km1198 miles1041 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:48 AM2060 km1280 miles1113 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 3:48 AM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 4:48 AM2640 km1641 miles1426 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 3:48 AM2774 km1723 miles1498 nmWest W
Suva *Sat 4:48 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmWest-southwest WSW

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