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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: 22%

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 11:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 36' South, Longitude: 63° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.83 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 28' 39.3"999.46 miwest0° 11' 44.7"13.45 minorth999.65 mi
24 hours12° 17' 45.4"848.85 mieast4° 40' 34.6"321.30 minorth908.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 3:32 PM859 km534 miles464 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 5:32 PM1110 km689 miles599 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleSun 4:32 PM1440 km895 miles777 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSun 3:32 PM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 5:02 PM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuSun 2:32 PM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-DenisSun 3:32 PM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ColomboSun 5:02 PM2194 km1363 miles1184 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 5:02 PM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiSun 5:02 PM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmNortheast NE

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