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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 16:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 43' South
Longitude: 160° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.68 meters/second, 1604.4 km/hour, 997.0 miles/hour or 866.3 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' 37.2"996.87 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 misouth996.76 mi
24 hours12° 02' 56.2"827.78 mieast4° 24' 02.1"302.45 misouth877.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 6:08 AM1015 km631 miles548 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 5:08 AM1213 km754 miles655 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 6:08 AM1459 km906 miles788 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaFri 6:08 AM1608 km999 miles868 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 6:08 AM1690 km1050 miles912 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiFri 5:08 AM1700 km1056 miles918 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 4:08 AM1927 km1198 miles1041 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiSat 4:08 AM2241 km1393 miles1210 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 5:08 AM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Sat 5:08 AM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmWest-southwest WSW
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