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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 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 04:30:00 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: 50%

Previous 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 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 29' North, Longitude: 158° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.97 meters/second, 1598.3 km/hour, 993.1 miles/hour or 863.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.55 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.6"993.02 miwest0° 09' 53.3"11.33 minorth992.87 mi
24 hours11° 36' 58.5"794.75 mieast3° 40' 52.6"253.02 minorth829.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 6:30 PM752 km467 miles406 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluTue 6:30 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 4:30 PM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 5:30 PM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 6:30 PM2848 km1770 miles1538 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 5:30 PM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteTue 6:30 PM3055 km1898 miles1649 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiWed 4:30 PM3070 km1907 miles1657 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 4:30 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 5:30 PM3276 km2036 miles1769 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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