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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 Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 09:40:00 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: 63%

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 Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 52' North, Longitude: 137° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.70 meters/second, 1575.7 km/hour, 979.1 miles/hour or 850.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.7"978.92 miwest0° 08' 02.4"9.21 minorth978.70 mi
24 hours11° 37' 09.0"783.57 mieast2° 52' 28.6"197.63 minorth803.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokThu 6:40 PM684 km425 miles369 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaThu 7:40 PM766 km476 miles414 nmEast E
SaipanThu 7:40 PM906 km563 miles489 nmEast-northeast ENE
DavaoThu 5:40 PM1473 km915 miles795 nmWest-southwest WSW
General SantosThu 5:40 PM1566 km973 miles846 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManokwariThu 6:40 PM1572 km977 miles849 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraThu 6:40 PM1736 km1079 miles937 nmSouth S
QuezonThu 5:40 PM1812 km1126 miles978 nmWest W
ManilaThu 5:40 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmWest W
ManadoThu 5:40 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW
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