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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 23:32:00 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: 4%

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 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 20' South, Longitude: 150° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.73 meters/second, 1554.2 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 24' 23.9"965.58 miwest0° 08' 50.7"10.14 minorth965.94 mi
24 hours13° 54' 03.6"931.70 mieast3° 55' 10.6"269.43 minorth976.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 1:32 PM364 km226 miles196 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 1:32 PM1261 km783 miles681 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:32 PM1951 km1212 miles1053 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiThu 12:32 PM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 1:32 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 12:32 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownThu 3:32 PM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaFri 12:32 PM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 11:32 AM3299 km2050 miles1782 nmWest-northwest WNW
Suva *Fri 12:32 PM3365 km2091 miles1817 nmWest-southwest WSW

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