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

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 47' North, Longitude: 134° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.13 meters/second, 1616.9 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.0"1004.61 miwest0° 11' 45.8"13.47 minorth1004.68 mi
24 hours11° 14' 39.4"777.70 mieast4° 34' 44.5"314.62 minorth837.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 2:36 PM2547 km1583 miles1375 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 2:36 PM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 4:36 PM2898 km1801 miles1565 nmSouth S
HonoluluTue 2:36 PM3407 km2117 miles1840 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 2:36 PM3675 km2284 miles1984 nmSouthwest SW
HermosilloTue 5:36 PM4004 km2488 miles2162 nmNortheast NE
Los AngelesTue 4:36 PM4053 km2518 miles2188 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Tue 7:36 PM4093 km2543 miles2210 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoWed 1:36 PM4226 km2626 miles2282 nmWest-southwest WSW
San FranciscoTue 4:36 PM4278 km2658 miles2310 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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