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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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 07' South, Longitude: 40° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.64 meters/second, 1539.5 km/hour, 956.6 miles/hour or 831.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.94 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 23' 31.4"956.41 miwest0° 07' 26.8"8.54 minorth956.75 mi
24 hours14° 17' 03.4"949.25 mieast3° 27' 17.6"237.53 minorth985.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaThu 12:14 PM210 km130 miles113 nmWest-northwest WNW
FomboniThu 1:14 PM523 km325 miles282 nmNortheast NE
MoroniThu 1:14 PM551 km343 miles298 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutsamuduThu 1:14 PM577 km358 miles312 nmNortheast NE
MahajangaThu 1:14 PM579 km360 miles313 nmEast E
MamoutzouThu 1:14 PM594 km369 miles321 nmNortheast NE
BlantyreThu 12:14 PM634 km394 miles342 nmWest W
BeiraThu 12:14 PM764 km475 miles413 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoThu 1:14 PM766 km476 miles413 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntsirabeThu 1:14 PM768 km477 miles415 nmEast-southeast ESE

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