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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: 6%

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 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 144° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.49 meters/second, 1495.8 km/hour, 929.4 miles/hour or 807.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 22' 21.2"929.12 miwest0° 00' 46.0"0.88 minorth929.16 mi
24 hours15° 00' 28.4"970.16 mieast1° 00' 49.6"69.74 minorth975.87 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 9:44 AM663 km412 miles358 nmWest-northwest WNW
Gambier IslandsWed 10:44 AM999 km621 miles540 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownWed 11:44 AM1529 km950 miles826 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 9:44 AM1607 km999 miles868 nmWest W
AlofiWed 8:44 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 9:44 AM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Thu 9:44 AM3015 km1874 miles1628 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 8:44 AM3153 km1959 miles1703 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 8:44 AM3206 km1992 miles1731 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 2:44 PM3615 km2246 miles1952 nmEast-southeast ESE

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