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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 15, 2014 at 22:52:00 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: 100%

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 15, 2014 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 39' North, Longitude: 15° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.74 meters/second, 1550.7 km/hour, 963.5 miles/hour or 837.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.06 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.9"963.33 miwest0° 05' 18.9"6.09 misouth963.57 mi
24 hours11° 01' 51.2"731.16 mieast2° 26' 38.8"168.05 misouth754.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoussoroWed 11:52 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Faya-LargeauWed 11:52 PM393 km244 miles212 nmEast-northeast ENE
NdjamenaWed 11:52 PM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth S
MongoWed 11:52 PM591 km367 miles319 nmSoutheast SE
MaiduguriWed 11:52 PM597 km371 miles322 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaWed 11:52 PM634 km394 miles342 nmEast E
AbéchéWed 11:52 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZinderWed 11:52 PM782 km486 miles422 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezWed 11:52 PM818 km509 miles442 nmWest W
SarhWed 11:52 PM880 km547 miles475 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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