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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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:30:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 12%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 35' South, Longitude: 29° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.36 meters/second, 1545.7 km/hour, 960.5 miles/hour or 834.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.01 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 24' 41.3"960.26 miwest0° 07' 19.3"8.39 minorth960.58 mi
24 hours13° 59' 21.3"932.13 mieast3° 24' 05.0"233.84 minorth967.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorWed 8:30 AM976 km607 miles527 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeWed 8:30 AM993 km617 miles536 nmNorthwest NW
FortalezaWed 8:30 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroWed 8:30 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaWed 8:30 AM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmWest W
São PauloWed 8:30 AM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 8:30 AM2576 km1600 miles1391 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownWed 11:30 AM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmEast E
Asuncion *Wed 8:30 AM3085 km1917 miles1666 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaWed 11:30 AM3205 km1991 miles1730 nmNortheast NE

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