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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 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 178° 09' 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"938.44 miwest0° 00' 25.2"0.48 misouth938.46 mi
24 hours11° 43' 22.4"758.16 mieast0° 36' 50.8"42.25 misouth760.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayTue 10:02 PM824 km512 miles445 nmNorth N
Wake IslandWed 9:02 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmWest W
MajuroWed 9:02 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluTue 11:02 PM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmEast E
Baker IslandTue 9:02 PM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmSouth S
TarawaWed 9:02 PM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenWed 9:02 PM2866 km1781 miles1547 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirWed 8:02 PM2978 km1850 miles1608 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 11:02 PM3082 km1915 miles1664 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiWed 9:02 PM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmSouth S

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