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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 05:32:00 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: 20%

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 05:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 46' South, Longitude: 149° 58' 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 28' 17.6"997.55 miwest0° 11' 41.7"13.39 minorth997.78 mi
24 hours12° 25' 15.3"856.20 mieast4° 41' 21.3"322.20 minorth916.65 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 PM395 km246 miles214 nmWest-southwest WSW
BukaSun 3:32 PM527 km327 miles284 nmEast E
Port MoresbySun 3:32 PM602 km374 miles325 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaSun 3:32 PM641 km398 miles346 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mount HagenSun 3:32 PM647 km402 miles350 nmWest W
GizoSun 4:32 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraSun 2:32 PM1058 km657 miles571 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSun 4:32 PM1218 km757 miles657 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsSun 3:32 PM1420 km883 miles767 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirSun 4:32 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmNortheast NE
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