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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 00:12:00 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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 00:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 14' South, Longitude: 159° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.94 meters/second, 1555.0 km/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.10 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 24' 26.7"966.05 miwest0° 08' 54.5"10.21 minorth966.42 mi
24 hours13° 52' 52.1"930.77 mieast3° 56' 23.9"270.83 minorth976.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 2:12 PM775 km482 miles419 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 2:12 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 1:12 PM1192 km741 miles644 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 2:12 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 1:12 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 1:12 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 2:12 PM1803 km1120 miles973 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 1:12 PM2354 km1463 miles1271 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:12 PM2362 km1468 miles1275 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 12:12 PM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmNorthwest NW

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