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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 17:30:00 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 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 12' South, Longitude: 102° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.32 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 25' 41.1"979.04 miwest0° 10' 08.5"11.62 minorth979.39 mi
24 hours13° 32' 19.3"918.70 mieast4° 20' 59.4"298.94 minorth971.81 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 11:30 AM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Thu 12:30 PM1903 km1182 miles1027 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LimaThu 12:30 PM2767 km1719 miles1494 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:30 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 11:30 AM3094 km1922 miles1671 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 11:30 AM3116 km1936 miles1682 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 11:30 AM3138 km1950 miles1695 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 11:30 AM3140 km1951 miles1696 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaThu 11:30 AM3259 km2025 miles1760 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownThu 9:30 AM3298 km2049 miles1781 nmWest-southwest WSW

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