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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: 54%

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 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 23' South, Longitude: 148° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.93 meters/second, 1601.8 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 24.5"995.12 miwest0° 11' 16.7"12.92 misouth994.99 mi
24 hours12° 08' 46.4"833.21 mieast4° 20' 49.0"298.75 misouth880.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeSat 5:40 AM151 km94 miles82 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 5:40 AM253 km157 miles137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenSat 5:40 AM469 km291 miles253 nmWest-northwest WNW
BukaSat 5:40 AM749 km466 miles405 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaSat 5:40 AM826 km513 miles446 nmEast E
GizoSat 6:40 AM958 km596 miles517 nmEast E
JayapuraSat 4:40 AM988 km614 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSat 5:40 AM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraSat 6:40 AM1316 km817 miles710 nmEast E
ManokwariSat 4:40 AM1725 km1072 miles932 nmWest-northwest WNW

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