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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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Moon phase

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:39 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 08' South, Longitude: 155° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.98 meters/second, 1591.1 km/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.48 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 26' 12.9"988.57 miwest0° 11' 25.8"13.09 minorth988.89 mi
24 hours13° 14' 32.1"906.77 mieast4° 42' 59.9"324.10 minorth967.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 1:30 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorth N
PapeeteFri 1:30 PM1247 km775 miles673 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaFri 1:30 PM1507 km936 miles814 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 12:30 PM1691 km1050 miles913 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 1:30 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 12:30 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 11:30 AM2460 km1529 miles1328 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:30 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 11:30 AM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmWest W
SuvaSat 11:30 AM2989 km1857 miles1614 nmWest-southwest WSW

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