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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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' South, Longitude: 16° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.47 meters/second, 1592.9 km/hour, 989.8 miles/hour or 860.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 26' 27.7"989.68 miwest0° 11' 18.3"12.95 minorth989.98 mi
24 hours13° 13' 54.3"906.81 mieast4° 40' 56.2"321.74 minorth966.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island) (St. Helena)Fri 12:30 PM248 km154 miles134 nmEast E
JamestownFri 12:30 PM1492 km927 miles806 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaFri 12:30 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 12:30 PM1840 km1143 miles994 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 12:30 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmNorth N
RecifeFri 9:30 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmWest W
AbidjanFri 12:30 PM2018 km1254 miles1090 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroFri 12:30 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmNortheast NE
BissauFri 12:30 PM2177 km1353 miles1175 nmNorth N
AccraFri 12:30 PM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmNortheast NE
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