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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

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 13:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 16° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.29 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 22' 32.5"944.40 miwest0° 04' 46.5"5.47 minorth944.63 mi
24 hours14° 47' 08.2"971.32 mieast2° 30' 31.6"172.52 minorth993.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 1:14 PM1205 km749 miles650 nmEast E
RecifeWed 10:14 AM2259 km1403 miles1220 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 10:14 AM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmWest W
MonroviaWed 1:14 PM2796 km1737 miles1510 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:14 AM2798 km1738 miles1511 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 10:14 AM2867 km1781 miles1548 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanWed 1:14 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:14 PM2983 km1854 miles1611 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroWed 1:14 PM3047 km1894 miles1645 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryWed 1:14 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmNorth N
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