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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 31, 2014 at 11:22:00 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: 1%

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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 23' South, Longitude: 19° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.80 meters/second, 1579.7 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.36 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.21 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.3"981.44 miwest0° 10' 46.4"12.34 minorth981.79 mi
24 hours13° 31' 50.2"920.62 mieast4° 32' 40.9"312.32 minorth977.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuenaFri 12:22 PM163 km101 miles88 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LucapaFri 12:22 PM260 km162 miles141 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalanjeFri 12:22 PM352 km219 miles190 nmWest-northwest WNW
TshikapaFri 1:22 PM463 km288 miles250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HuamboFri 12:22 PM483 km300 miles261 nmSouthwest SW
MenongueFri 12:22 PM510 km317 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
UígeFri 12:22 PM571 km355 miles308 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mbuji-MayiFri 1:22 PM657 km408 miles354 nmNortheast NE
MonguFri 1:22 PM673 km418 miles364 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaFri 12:22 PM703 km437 miles379 nmWest-northwest WNW

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