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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: 80%
Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 31' North
Longitude: 160° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.59 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.7"940.59 miwest0° 01' 49.2"2.09 minorth940.50 mi
24 hours11° 39' 55.6"755.96 mieast0° 17' 18.8"19.85 minorth755.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandTue 9:42 PM658 km409 miles355 nmEast E
PalikirTue 8:42 PM1525 km948 miles823 nmSouth S
Guam (Hagåtña)Tue 7:42 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroTue 9:42 PM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayMon 10:42 PM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenTue 9:42 PM2431 km1510 miles1312 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaTue 9:42 PM2512 km1561 miles1356 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaTue 6:42 PM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoTue 6:42 PM2637 km1639 miles1424 nmNorthwest NW
MelekeokTue 6:42 PM3137 km1949 miles1694 nmWest-southwest WSW
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