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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 17:42:00 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 17:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' South, Longitude: 80° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.26 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.78 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 22' 41.7"946.58 miwest0° 05' 22.8"6.17 minorth946.83 mi
24 hours14° 41' 41.6"967.41 mieast2° 43' 45.2"187.67 minorth992.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaWed 12:42 PM772 km480 miles417 nmNortheast NE
La PazWed 1:42 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmEast E
SucreWed 1:42 PM1666 km1035 miles899 nmEast E
Rio BrancoWed 12:42 PM1669 km1037 miles901 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilWed 12:42 PM1737 km1079 miles938 nmNorth N
QuitoWed 12:42 PM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmNorth N
Santiago *Wed 2:42 PM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:42 AM2101 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CórdobaWed 2:42 PM2264 km1406 miles1222 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Wed 2:42 PM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmEast-southeast ESE

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