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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: 50%

This phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:40 AM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, January 16, 2014 at 4:53 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, January 24, 2014 at 5:19 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' North, Longitude: 147° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.12 meters/second, 1598.8 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.0"993.36 miwest0° 09' 56.0"11.38 minorth993.21 mi
24 hours11° 37' 05.1"795.15 mieast3° 42' 04.8"254.39 minorth830.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:40 PM1344 km835 miles725 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 5:40 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 5:40 PM2875 km1787 miles1552 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 4:40 PM3318 km2062 miles1792 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 3:40 PM3383 km2102 miles1827 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 5:40 PM3554 km2208 miles1919 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Wed 5:40 PM3669 km2280 miles1981 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayTue 4:40 PM3865 km2402 miles2087 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 4:40 PM3932 km2443 miles2123 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoTue 7:40 PM4094 km2544 miles2211 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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