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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: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 20' South, Longitude: 152° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.63 meters/second, 1564.7 km/hour, 972.2 miles/hour or 844.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.20 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 26' 31.2"972.08 miwest0° 10' 12.1"11.69 minorth972.49 mi
24 hours13° 00' 09.5"875.22 mieast4° 21' 41.1"299.78 minorth931.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSat 1:20 PM593 km368 miles320 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSat 1:20 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 1:20 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSat 12:20 PM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 1:20 PM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:20 PM2038 km1266 miles1100 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 12:20 PM2511 km1560 miles1356 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 3:20 PM2729 km1696 miles1474 nmEast-southeast ESE
Baker IslandSat 11:20 AM2991 km1859 miles1615 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiSun 11:20 AM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmWest W

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