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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 20%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 05:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 46' South, Longitude: 149° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.98 meters/second, 1605.5 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 28' 17.6"997.56 miwest0° 11' 41.7"13.39 minorth997.79 mi
24 hours12° 25' 13.8"856.18 mieast4° 41' 21.3"322.19 minorth916.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeSun 3:32 PM371 km231 miles200 nmSouthwest SW
BukaSun 3:32 PM556 km346 miles300 nmEast E
Port MoresbySun 3:32 PM588 km365 miles318 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenSun 3:32 PM618 km384 miles334 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArawaSun 3:32 PM670 km416 miles362 nmEast-southeast ESE
GizoSun 4:32 PM872 km542 miles471 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraSun 2:32 PM1029 km639 miles556 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSun 4:32 PM1245 km773 miles672 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsSun 3:32 PM1412 km877 miles762 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirSun 4:32 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmNortheast NE

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