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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 13:32:00 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

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 13:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 42' South, Longitude: 6° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.62 meters/second, 1543.0 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.98 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.4"958.61 miwest0° 07' 49.1"8.96 minorth958.96 mi
24 hours14° 11' 33.3"945.11 mieast3° 34' 47.8"246.11 minorth984.03 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:32 PM68 km42 miles37 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaThu 2:32 PM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 1:32 PM2281 km1418 miles1232 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 1:32 PM2339 km1454 miles1263 nmNorth N
AccraThu 1:32 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 2:32 PM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:32 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroThu 1:32 PM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmNorth N
LomeThu 1:32 PM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 3:32 PM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmEast-southeast ESE

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