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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 00:30:00 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 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' South, Longitude: 164° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.03 meters/second, 1555.3 km/hour, 966.4 miles/hour or 839.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"16.11 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.0"966.26 miwest0° 08' 56.1"10.24 minorth966.63 mi
24 hours13° 52' 19.8"930.35 mieast3° 56' 56.6"271.45 minorth976.18 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoThu 1:30 PM697 km433 miles377 nmWest W
AlofiThu 1:30 PM810 km504 miles438 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Fri 2:30 PM814 km506 miles440 nmWest W
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 2:30 PM864 km537 miles466 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 2:30 PM912 km567 miles493 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 1:30 PM930 km578 miles502 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 1:30 PM1394 km866 miles752 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 2:30 PM1614 km1003 miles872 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Fri 1:30 PM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:30 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmWest-northwest WNW

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