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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 12:14:00 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 phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 20' South, Longitude: 2° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.09 meters/second, 1519.5 km/hour, 944.2 miles/hour or 820.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 22' 30.6"943.95 miwest0° 04' 38.2"5.31 minorth944.17 mi
24 hours14° 48' 16.3"972.12 mieast2° 27' 29.3"169.04 minorth993.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:14 PM442 km275 miles239 nmNorthwest NW
LuandaWed 1:14 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Wed 2:14 PM2086 km1296 miles1127 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméWed 12:14 PM2294 km1426 miles1239 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleWed 1:14 PM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaWed 1:14 PM2473 km1537 miles1336 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:14 PM2475 km1538 miles1337 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:14 PM2622 km1629 miles1416 nmNorth N
AccraWed 12:14 PM2652 km1648 miles1432 nmNorth N
Cape TownWed 2:14 PM2695 km1675 miles1455 nmSoutheast SE

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