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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: 62%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, July 16, 2013 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonMonday, July 22, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 45' South, Longitude: 153° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.58 meters/second, 1557.3 km/hour, 967.6 miles/hour or 840.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.13 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.2"967.39 miwest0° 08' 12.8"9.41 misouth967.13 mi
24 hours13° 20' 01.4"891.99 mieast2° 53' 11.5"198.48 misouth907.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 6:56 PM518 km322 miles280 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaTue 6:56 PM981 km610 miles530 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiTue 5:56 PM1816 km1128 miles980 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 6:56 PM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ApiaWed 5:56 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 5:56 PM2023 km1257 miles1093 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 5:56 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 8:56 PM2694 km1674 miles1454 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaWed 4:56 PM3023 km1878 miles1632 nmWest W
Baker IslandTue 4:56 PM3025 km1880 miles1633 nmWest-northwest WNW

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