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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: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM
This phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:41 AM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, January 16, 2014 at 4:54 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 20' North, Longitude: 146° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.13 meters/second, 1598.9 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.0"993.37 miwest0° 09' 56.0"11.38 minorth993.22 mi
24 hours11° 37' 05.3"795.16 mieast3° 42' 06.3"254.42 minorth830.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 5:40 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 5:40 PM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 5:40 PM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 4:40 PM3342 km2077 miles1805 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 3:40 PM3412 km2120 miles1842 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 5:40 PM3565 km2215 miles1925 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Wed 5:40 PM3691 km2293 miles1993 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayTue 4:40 PM3888 km2416 miles2100 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 4:40 PM3951 km2455 miles2133 nmSouthwest SW
San FranciscoTue 7:40 PM4078 km2534 miles2202 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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