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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: 22%

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 18:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 152° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.06 meters/second, 1523.0 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 24' 45.1"946.04 miwest0° 06' 16.0"7.19 misouth945.78 mi
24 hours14° 26' 08.7"947.56 mieast1° 55' 13.1"132.09 misouth951.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Mon 8:16 AM241 km150 miles130 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteMon 8:16 AM363 km226 miles196 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaMon 8:16 AM788 km490 miles426 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 7:16 AM1798 km1117 miles971 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 8:16 AM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoTue 7:16 AM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 8:16 AM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaTue 7:16 AM2357 km1465 miles1273 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 10:16 AM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Tue 7:16 AM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmWest W

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