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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 23:22:00 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 23:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 26' South, Longitude: 134° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.08 meters/second, 1580.7 km/hour, 982.2 miles/hour or 853.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.37 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 26' 10.6"982.07 miwest0° 10' 39.9"12.22 minorth982.43 mi
24 hours13° 11' 32.6"897.47 mieast4° 28' 22.1"307.38 minorth953.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 1:52 PM623 km387 miles337 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownFri 3:22 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteFri 1:22 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 1:22 PM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:22 PM3002 km1865 miles1621 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 6:22 PM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiFri 12:22 PM3974 km2469 miles2146 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 12:22 PM4082 km2537 miles2204 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 1:22 PM4124 km2562 miles2227 nmWest W
HonoluluFri 1:22 PM4374 km2718 miles2362 nmNorthwest NW

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