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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 02:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 46' North, Longitude: 155° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.31 meters/second, 1610.3 km/hour, 1000.6 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 16.3"1000.51 miwest0° 10' 56.1"12.52 minorth1000.43 mi
24 hours11° 01' 49.1"759.13 mieast4° 09' 46.4"286.08 minorth808.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 4:52 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 4:52 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 2:52 PM2367 km1471 miles1278 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 3:52 PM2386 km1482 miles1288 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 4:52 PM2670 km1659 miles1442 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Thu 4:52 PM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaWed 4:52 PM3016 km1874 miles1629 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 3:52 PM3146 km1955 miles1698 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 2:52 PM3181 km1977 miles1718 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayWed 3:52 PM3362 km2089 miles1816 nmNorthwest NW

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