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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 21:40:00 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: 58%

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 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 10' North, Longitude: 48° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.45 meters/second, 1585.6 km/hour, 985.3 miles/hour or 856.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.42 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.6"985.11 miwest0° 08' 51.4"10.15 minorth984.91 mi
24 hours11° 36' 14.7"787.49 mieast3° 13' 35.4"221.80 minorth813.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneWed 6:40 PM833 km518 miles450 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniWed 6:40 PM906 km563 miles489 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboWed 6:40 PM978 km608 miles528 nmSouthwest SW
GeorgetownWed 5:40 PM1208 km751 miles652 nmWest-southwest WSW
BridgetownWed 5:40 PM1273 km791 miles687 nmWest W
BelémWed 6:40 PM1397 km868 miles754 nmSouth S
CastriesWed 5:40 PM1436 km892 miles775 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownWed 5:40 PM1446 km899 miles781 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceWed 5:40 PM1459 km907 miles788 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainWed 5:40 PM1468 km912 miles793 nmWest W

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