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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 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 164° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.68 meters/second, 1510.9 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' 00.5"0.01 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.9"938.48 miwest0° 00' 32.0"0.61 misouth938.51 mi
24 hours11° 43' 23.7"758.23 mieast0° 39' 33.5"45.35 misouth761.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandWed 10:12 PM247 km153 miles133 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 10:12 PM1655 km1028 miles894 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirWed 9:12 PM1699 km1056 miles917 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 11:12 PM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaWed 8:12 PM2291 km1423 miles1237 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 10:12 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 10:12 PM2370 km1472 miles1279 nmSouth S
TokyoWed 7:12 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandTue 10:12 PM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraWed 9:12 PM3387 km2105 miles1829 nmSouth S

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