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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 23:12:00 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 phaseNew MoonThursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 28' South, Longitude: 165° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.22 meters/second, 1566.8 km/hour, 973.6 miles/hour or 846.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.23 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 24' 44.8"973.42 miwest0° 09' 52.4"11.31 minorth973.79 mi
24 hours13° 49' 32.4"933.79 mieast4° 16' 35.2"293.92 minorth985.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pago PagoThu 12:12 PM634 km394 miles342 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 1:12 PM734 km456 miles396 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 12:12 PM749 km466 miles405 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:12 PM780 km485 miles421 nmWest W
AlofiThu 12:12 PM889 km553 miles480 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaThu 1:12 PM1125 km699 miles607 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaFri 12:12 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 1:12 PM1765 km1097 miles953 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 11:12 AM1767 km1098 miles954 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:12 PM1806 km1122 miles975 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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