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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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 19:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 50' South, Longitude: 131° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.47 meters/second, 1506.5 km/hour, 936.1 miles/hour or 813.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 49.2"935.81 miwest0° 04' 26.2"5.09 minorth936.04 mi
24 hours14° 37' 17.9"951.51 mieast2° 24' 10.9"165.28 minorth972.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 10:54 AM479 km298 miles259 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 11:54 AM611 km380 miles330 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 9:54 AM1872 km1164 miles1011 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 2:54 PM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 9:54 AM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 9:54 AM3665 km2277 miles1979 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 8:54 AM3977 km2471 miles2148 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 9:54 AM4284 km2662 miles2313 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 8:54 AM4374 km2718 miles2362 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 8:54 AM4498 km2795 miles2429 nmWest W

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