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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 16:30:00 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: 4%

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 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 22' South, Longitude: 87° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.46 meters/second, 1574.9 km/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.31 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 25' 38.8"978.42 miwest0° 10' 04.1"11.53 minorth978.78 mi
24 hours13° 33' 17.9"919.27 mieast4° 19' 34.7"297.33 minorth971.93 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 10:30 AM1171 km728 miles632 nmNorth N
LimaThu 11:30 AM1195 km743 miles645 nmEast E
GuayaquilThu 11:30 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 11:30 AM1617 km1004 miles873 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoThu 11:30 AM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmEast E
La PazThu 12:30 PM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaThu 11:30 AM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 10:30 AM2394 km1488 miles1293 nmNorth N
PanamaThu 11:30 AM2438 km1515 miles1316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreThu 12:30 PM2581 km1604 miles1394 nmEast-southeast ESE

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