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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 Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 00:32:00 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: 18%

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 Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 00:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 44' South, Longitude: 137° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.12 meters/second, 1602.4 km/hour, 995.7 miles/hour or 865.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 27' 58.4"995.63 miwest0° 11' 36.9"13.30 minorth995.89 mi
24 hours12° 31' 58.7"862.59 mieast4° 41' 12.9"322.04 minorth923.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 3:02 PM413 km256 miles223 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteSat 2:32 PM1837 km1141 miles992 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 4:32 PM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSun 2:32 PM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 2:32 PM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluSat 2:32 PM3715 km2308 miles2006 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSun 1:32 PM3722 km2313 miles2010 nmWest W
AlofiSat 1:32 PM3791 km2356 miles2047 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 7:32 PM3822 km2375 miles2064 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Sun 2:32 PM3840 km2386 miles2073 nmWest-southwest WSW

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