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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 04:42:00 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: 5%

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 04:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 33' South, Longitude: 135° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.36 meters/second, 1560.1 km/hour, 969.4 miles/hour or 842.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.16 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 24' 46.2"969.25 miwest0° 09' 18.9"10.68 minorth969.62 mi
24 hours13° 44' 46.6"924.44 mieast4° 04' 12.7"279.77 minorth972.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinFri 2:12 PM492 km306 miles266 nmWest-northwest WNW
Tennant CreekFri 2:12 PM684 km425 miles370 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsFri 2:12 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmSouth S
DiliFri 1:42 PM1191 km740 miles643 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsFri 2:42 PM1192 km740 miles643 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 1:42 PM1358 km844 miles733 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyFri 2:42 PM1380 km857 miles745 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariFri 1:42 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmNorth N
MakassarFri 12:42 PM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManadoFri 12:42 PM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorthwest NW
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