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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 10:54:00 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 10:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 26' South, Longitude: 16° 46' 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' 22.5"15.73 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 22' 28.5"943.36 miwest0° 04' 27.0"5.10 minorth943.58 mi
24 hours14° 49' 43.8"973.16 mieast2° 23' 24.0"164.36 minorth993.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rundu *Wed 12:54 PM322 km200 miles174 nmEast E
MenongueWed 11:54 AM428 km266 miles231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Wed 12:54 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSouth S
LubangoWed 11:54 AM522 km325 miles282 nmNorthwest NW
Swakopmund *Wed 12:54 PM525 km326 miles283 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Walvis Bay *Wed 12:54 PM553 km344 miles299 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GhanziWed 12:54 PM626 km389 miles338 nmSoutheast SE
HuamboWed 11:54 AM635 km395 miles343 nmNorth N
MaunWed 12:54 PM721 km448 miles389 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonguWed 12:54 PM764 km474 miles412 nmEast-northeast ENE

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