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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 17:32:00 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: 3%

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 17:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 11' South, Longitude: 63° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.85 meters/second, 1547.4 km/hour, 961.5 miles/hour or 835.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"16.02 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 23' 59.2"961.36 miwest0° 08' 14.8"9.45 minorth961.71 mi
24 hours14° 04' 39.9"939.87 mieast3° 43' 24.1"255.96 minorth981.41 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrinidadThu 1:32 PM114 km71 miles62 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santa CruzThu 1:32 PM299 km186 miles161 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 1:32 PM341 km212 miles184 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreThu 1:32 PM451 km280 miles244 nmSouth-southwest SSW
La PazThu 1:32 PM477 km296 miles257 nmWest-southwest WSW
RiberaltaThu 1:32 PM517 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CobijaThu 1:32 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoThu 12:32 PM715 km444 miles386 nmNorthwest NW
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 12:32 PM958 km595 miles517 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Thu 2:32 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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