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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 9:40 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 08' South, Longitude: 156° 08' 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"988.58 miwest0° 11' 25.8"13.09 minorth988.90 mi
24 hours13° 14' 30.8"906.76 mieast4° 43' 00.4"324.11 minorth966.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 1:32 PM1114 km692 miles602 nmNorth N
PapeeteFri 1:32 PM1260 km783 miles680 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaFri 1:32 PM1501 km933 miles811 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 12:32 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 1:32 PM1821 km1132 miles983 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 12:32 PM1917 km1191 miles1035 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 11:32 AM2438 km1515 miles1317 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 12:32 PM2503 km1555 miles1352 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 11:32 AM2716 km1687 miles1466 nmWest W
SuvaSat 11:32 AM2968 km1844 miles1602 nmWest-southwest WSW

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