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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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:32:00 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 hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 8° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.32 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.7"957.93 miwest0° 07' 42.3"8.83 minorth958.28 mi
24 hours14° 13' 14.9"946.39 mieast3° 32' 33.1"243.54 minorth984.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoThu 1:32 PM589 km366 miles318 nmEast E
HuamboThu 1:32 PM892 km554 miles482 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuandaThu 1:32 PM955 km594 miles516 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Thu 2:32 PM1205 km749 miles651 nmSoutheast SE
JamestownThu 12:32 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmWest W
KinshasaThu 1:32 PM1499 km931 miles809 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleThu 1:32 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméThu 12:32 PM1795 km1115 miles969 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:32 PM1801 km1119 miles973 nmNorth N
GaboroneThu 2:32 PM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmEast-southeast ESE

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