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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, February 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 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: 8%

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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' South, Longitude: 147° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.85 meters/second, 1558.3 km/hour, 968.3 miles/hour or 841.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.14 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.0"968.08 miwest0° 08' 38.7"9.91 minorth968.43 mi
24 hours13° 48' 47.0"927.50 mieast3° 51' 38.5"265.37 minorth971.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 10:10 AM386 km240 miles208 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyThu 10:10 AM495 km307 miles267 nmNorth N
LaeThu 10:10 AM796 km495 miles430 nmNorth N
HoniaraThu 11:10 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 9:10 AM1467 km912 miles792 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 10:10 AM1605 km997 miles866 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsThu 9:40 AM1805 km1122 miles975 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinThu 9:40 AM1821 km1132 miles983 nmWest W
ManokwariThu 9:10 AM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Thu 11:10 AM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmSouth S
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