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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 Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 16:40:00 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: 45%

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 Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 16:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' North, Longitude: 12° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.92 meters/second, 1605.3 km/hour, 997.5 miles/hour or 866.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.8"997.41 miwest0° 10' 29.5"12.02 minorth997.31 mi
24 hours11° 39' 24.5"801.20 mieast3° 57' 23.4"271.90 minorth842.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NgaoundéréTue 5:40 PM125 km78 miles68 nmNortheast NE
BertouaTue 5:40 PM229 km142 miles124 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BamendaTue 5:40 PM303 km188 miles163 nmWest W
JalingoTue 5:40 PM314 km195 miles170 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarouaTue 5:40 PM320 km199 miles173 nmNorth N
YaoundéTue 5:40 PM324 km201 miles175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BozoumTue 5:40 PM392 km244 miles212 nmEast E
BerbératiTue 5:40 PM408 km253 miles220 nmSoutheast SE
MoundouTue 5:40 PM426 km265 miles230 nmEast-northeast ENE
DoualaTue 5:40 PM439 km273 miles237 nmSouthwest SW

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