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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 16, 2014 at 04:42:00 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 Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 04:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 07' North, Longitude: 69° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.00 meters/second, 1555.2 km/hour, 966.4 miles/hour or 839.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.11 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 32' 15.6"966.15 miwest0° 05' 44.0"6.57 misouth966.40 mi
24 hours10° 57' 55.8"728.81 mieast2° 35' 52.0"178.60 misouth754.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
La RomanaThu 12:42 AM257 km160 miles139 nmNorth N
Santo DomingoThu 12:42 AM274 km170 miles148 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Punta CanaThu 12:42 AM280 km174 miles151 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MayagüezThu 12:42 AM314 km195 miles169 nmNortheast NE
PonceThu 12:42 AM341 km212 miles184 nmNortheast NE
San Juan de la MaguanaThu 12:42 AM372 km231 miles201 nmNorthwest NW
Concepción de La VegaThu 12:42 AM375 km233 miles202 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaguasThu 12:42 AM405 km252 miles219 nmNortheast NE
Santiago de los CaballerosThu 12:42 AM406 km252 miles219 nmNorth-northwest NNW
OranjestadThu 12:42 AM409 km254 miles221 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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