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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 23:12:00 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: 10%

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 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 28' South, Longitude: 131° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.03 meters/second, 1580.5 km/hour, 982.1 miles/hour or 853.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 26' 09.7"981.97 miwest0° 10' 39.3"12.21 minorth982.32 mi
24 hours13° 11' 49.8"897.71 mieast4° 28' 12.6"307.20 minorth954.05 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 1:42 PM882 km548 miles476 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 3:12 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 1:12 PM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 6:12 PM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSat 1:12 PM3160 km1964 miles1706 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:12 PM3237 km2012 miles1748 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 12:12 PM4224 km2625 miles2281 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 12:12 PM4345 km2700 miles2346 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 1:12 PM4383 km2724 miles2367 nmWest W
HonoluluFri 1:12 PM4538 km2820 miles2451 nmNorthwest NW
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