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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: 23%

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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 19' South, Longitude: 140° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.31 meters/second, 1523.9 km/hour, 946.9 miles/hour or 822.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.78 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 49.3"946.60 miwest0° 06' 21.9"7.30 misouth946.33 mi
24 hours14° 24' 45.3"946.53 mieast1° 57' 50.6"135.09 misouth950.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsMon 8:26 AM815 km506 miles440 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteMon 7:26 AM926 km575 miles500 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 9:26 AM1341 km833 miles724 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaMon 7:26 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 7:26 AM2870 km1783 miles1550 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 6:26 AM3063 km1903 miles1654 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 7:26 AM3340 km2075 miles1803 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 12:26 PM3372 km2095 miles1820 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoTue 6:26 AM3423 km2127 miles1848 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 6:26 AM3606 km2241 miles1947 nmWest W

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