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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 23:42:00 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: 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 23:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 23' South, Longitude: 138° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.17 meters/second, 1581.0 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.7 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' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 26' 12.1"982.29 miwest0° 10' 41.1"12.24 minorth982.64 mi
24 hours13° 10' 58.0"896.99 mieast4° 28' 41.0"307.74 minorth953.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 2:12 PM170 km105 miles92 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteFri 1:42 PM1405 km873 miles759 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 3:42 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSat 1:42 PM2458 km1527 miles1327 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:42 PM2542 km1580 miles1373 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 12:42 PM3478 km2161 miles1878 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 12:42 PM3556 km2209 miles1920 nmWest W
Easter Island *Fri 6:42 PM3602 km2238 miles1945 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sat 1:42 PM3605 km2240 miles1946 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 12:42 PM4065 km2526 miles2195 nmWest-southwest WSW

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