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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 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 16:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' South, Longitude: 148° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.55 meters/second, 1582.4 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 28' 59.6"983.03 miwest0° 10' 29.5"12.02 misouth982.81 mi
24 hours12° 46' 34.7"867.20 mieast3° 54' 59.9"269.24 misouth901.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 6:08 AM724 km450 miles391 nmSouth S
TaiohaeSat 6:38 AM985 km612 miles532 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSat 6:08 AM1665 km1034 miles899 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 6:08 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownSat 8:08 AM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSat 5:08 AM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSun 5:08 AM2527 km1570 miles1364 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 6:08 AM2575 km1600 miles1391 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 5:08 AM3084 km1916 miles1665 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 4:08 AM3366 km2092 miles1817 nmWest-northwest WNW

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