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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 Friday, January 24, 2014 at 04:18:00 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: 51%

Previous phaseFull MoonThursday, January 16, 2014 at 4:54 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, January 24, 2014 at 5:21 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 24, 2014 at 04:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 38' South, Longitude: 23° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.53 meters/second, 1575.1 km/hour, 978.7 miles/hour or 850.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 29' 50.6"978.52 miwest0° 08' 23.0"9.60 misouth978.30 mi
24 hours12° 25' 39.0"838.84 mieast3° 03' 27.0"210.20 misouth859.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonguFri 6:18 AM293 km182 miles158 nmSouth S
LuenaFri 5:18 AM395 km246 miles213 nmWest-northwest WNW
LubumbashiFri 6:18 AM453 km281 miles245 nmEast-northeast ENE
KitweFri 6:18 AM519 km322 miles280 nmEast E
LucapaFri 5:18 AM553 km343 miles298 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NdolaFri 6:18 AM565 km351 miles305 nmEast E
KabweFri 6:18 AM578 km359 miles312 nmEast-southeast ESE
LusakaFri 6:18 AM606 km377 miles327 nmEast-southeast ESE
MenongueFri 5:18 AM660 km410 miles356 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rundu *Fri 6:18 AM705 km438 miles380 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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