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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: 81%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:39 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 139° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.42 meters/second, 1610.7 km/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.3"1000.71 miwest0° 11' 27.8"13.13 misouth1000.66 mi
24 hours11° 45' 33.2"810.54 mieast4° 28' 08.1"307.10 misouth863.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 3:10 AM463 km288 miles250 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 2:40 AM1777 km1104 miles960 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 2:40 AM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownThu 4:40 AM2460 km1529 miles1329 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 2:40 AM2837 km1763 miles1532 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluThu 2:40 AM3510 km2181 miles1895 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:40 AM3529 km2193 miles1906 nmWest W
AlofiThu 1:40 AM3648 km2267 miles1970 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 2:40 AM3667 km2279 miles1980 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 7:40 AM4048 km2516 miles2186 nmSoutheast SE

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