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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: 45%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 04' South, Longitude: 143° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.65 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.39 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 29' 01.0"983.31 miwest0° 10' 30.4"12.04 misouth983.09 mi
24 hours12° 45' 57.1"866.71 mieast3° 55' 29.6"269.83 misouth901.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 6:18 AM511 km318 miles276 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSat 5:48 AM957 km595 miles517 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaSat 5:48 AM2055 km1277 miles1109 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 5:48 AM2081 km1293 miles1124 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSat 7:48 AM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSat 4:48 AM2953 km1835 miles1594 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSun 4:48 AM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 5:48 AM3068 km1907 miles1657 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 4:48 AM3544 km2202 miles1913 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 3:48 AM3837 km2384 miles2072 nmWest-northwest WNW
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