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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 30, 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' South, Longitude: 97° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.79 meters/second, 1561.7 km/hour, 970.4 miles/hour or 843.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.17 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 24' 29.0"970.20 miwest0° 09' 27.8"10.84 minorth970.58 mi
24 hours13° 56' 17.4"938.57 mieast4° 08' 49.2"285.04 minorth987.72 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:30 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Thu 1:30 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmSouthwest SW
LimaThu 1:30 PM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmEast E
GuayaquilThu 1:30 PM2281 km1418 miles1232 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoThu 1:30 PM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 12:30 PM2955 km1836 miles1596 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:30 PM3065 km1904 miles1655 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorThu 12:30 PM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 1:30 PM3155 km1960 miles1703 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 2:30 PM3170 km1969 miles1711 nmEast E

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