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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: 87%

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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 175° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.66 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.4"938.43 miwest0° 00' 24.1"0.46 misouth938.46 mi
24 hours11° 43' 22.1"758.15 mieast0° 36' 27.6"41.80 misouth760.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayTue 9:52 PM837 km520 miles452 nmNorth N
Wake IslandWed 8:52 PM1850 km1149 miles999 nmWest W
HonoluluTue 10:52 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmEast E
MajuroWed 8:52 PM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 8:52 PM2281 km1418 miles1232 nmSouth S
TarawaWed 8:52 PM2469 km1534 miles1333 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiWed 10:52 PM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmSoutheast SE
YarenWed 8:52 PM3023 km1878 miles1632 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirWed 7:52 PM3204 km1991 miles1730 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 8:52 PM3290 km2044 miles1776 nmSouth S

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