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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 20:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 46' South, Longitude: 143° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.64 meters/second, 1507.1 km/hour, 936.5 miles/hour or 813.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.61 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 22' 51.2"936.20 miwest0° 04' 33.2"5.22 minorth936.43 mi
24 hours14° 36' 09.1"950.61 mieast2° 26' 42.6"168.17 minorth972.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 10:42 AM688 km428 miles372 nmWest-northwest WNW
Gambier IslandsThu 11:42 AM959 km596 miles518 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownThu 12:42 PM1496 km929 miles808 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 10:42 AM1707 km1061 miles922 nmWest W
AlofiThu 9:42 AM2775 km1725 miles1499 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 10:42 AM2832 km1760 miles1529 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 10:42 AM3083 km1915 miles1664 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 9:42 AM3199 km1988 miles1727 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 9:42 AM3308 km2056 miles1786 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 3:42 PM3570 km2218 miles1928 nmEast-southeast ESE

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