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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 29, 2014 at 18:30:00 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: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterFriday, January 24, 2014 at 5:21 AM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 30' South, Longitude: 111° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.75 meters/second, 1536.3 km/hour, 954.6 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 23' 23.0"954.41 miwest0° 06' 52.8"7.89 minorth954.72 mi
24 hours14° 27' 11.0"958.60 mieast3° 16' 22.3"225.02 minorth992.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Wed 1:30 PM1201 km746 miles648 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownWed 10:30 AM2119 km1317 miles1144 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:30 PM2990 km1858 miles1615 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaWed 1:30 PM3786 km2352 miles2044 nmEast E
PapeeteWed 8:30 AM4009 km2491 miles2165 nmWest W
QuitoWed 1:30 PM4079 km2535 miles2203 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaWed 12:30 PM4164 km2588 miles2249 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 12:30 PM4168 km2590 miles2251 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityWed 12:30 PM4211 km2617 miles2274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseWed 12:30 PM4232 km2630 miles2285 nmNortheast NE
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