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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 15:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 41' South, Longitude: 157° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.72 meters/second, 1604.6 km/hour, 997.0 miles/hour or 866.4 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' 37.9"996.88 miwest0° 11' 22.2"13.02 misouth996.77 mi
24 hours12° 02' 38.1"827.44 mieast4° 24' 11.6"302.61 misouth876.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 5:58 AM948 km589 miles512 nmNorth N
PapeeteFri 5:58 AM1501 km933 miles810 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoSat 4:58 AM1503 km934 miles812 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaFri 5:58 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmSouth S
Apia *Sat 5:58 AM1716 km1066 miles926 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 4:58 AM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 3:58 AM2203 km1369 miles1190 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 4:58 AM2458 km1528 miles1327 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 3:58 AM2537 km1576 miles1370 nmWest W
Suva *Sat 4:58 AM2868 km1782 miles1548 nmWest-southwest WSW

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