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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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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 09:14:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 09:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 33' South, Longitude: 40° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.52 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.72 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 25.9"942.66 miwest0° 04' 12.9"4.83 minorth942.87 mi
24 hours14° 51' 28.0"974.38 mieast2° 18' 13.3"158.43 minorth993.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaWed 11:14 AM411 km255 miles222 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraWed 12:14 PM614 km381 miles331 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BeiraWed 11:14 AM635 km395 miles343 nmWest-southwest WSW
MahajangaWed 12:14 PM672 km417 miles363 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntsirabeWed 12:14 PM679 km422 miles367 nmEast-southeast ESE
BlantyreWed 11:14 AM681 km423 miles367 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoWed 12:14 PM718 km446 miles388 nmEast E
FomboniWed 12:14 PM765 km476 miles413 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MamoutzouWed 12:14 PM801 km497 miles432 nmNortheast NE
MoroniWed 12:14 PM806 km501 miles435 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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