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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: 93%

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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 00' North, Longitude: 137° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.83 meters/second, 1518.6 km/hour, 943.6 miles/hour or 820.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.73 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.3"943.31 miwest0° 03' 06.4"3.56 misouth943.47 mi
24 hours11° 40' 11.4"758.65 mieast1° 40' 23.9"115.09 misouth771.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanThu 10:52 PM985 km612 miles532 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaThu 10:52 PM1024 km637 miles553 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokThu 9:52 PM1429 km888 miles772 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KumamotoThu 9:52 PM1589 km988 miles858 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HamamatsuThu 9:52 PM1629 km1013 miles880 nmNorth N
OsakaThu 9:52 PM1642 km1020 miles887 nmNorth N
KobeThu 9:52 PM1649 km1025 miles890 nmNorth N
ShizuokaThu 9:52 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmNorth N
KyotoThu 9:52 PM1675 km1041 miles905 nmNorth N
NagoyaThu 9:52 PM1683 km1046 miles909 nmNorth N

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