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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: 32%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 02:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 37' North, Longitude: 143° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.42 meters/second, 1610.7 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 15.5"1000.76 miwest0° 10' 58.1"12.56 minorth1000.68 mi
24 hours11° 02' 01.9"759.57 mieast4° 10' 43.8"287.17 minorth808.88 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:02 PM1560 km969 miles842 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 4:02 PM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 4:02 PM2638 km1639 miles1424 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaWed 4:02 PM3445 km2140 miles1860 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 3:02 PM3466 km2153 miles1871 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 2:02 PM3681 km2287 miles1988 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 6:02 PM3704 km2302 miles2000 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Thu 4:02 PM3766 km2340 miles2033 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiWed 3:02 PM3956 km2458 miles2136 nmSouthwest SW
Los AngelesWed 6:02 PM4105 km2551 miles2216 nmNortheast NE
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