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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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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 5:16 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 38' South, Longitude: 28° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.66 meters/second, 1593.6 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 26' 29.8"990.09 miwest0° 11' 20.6"12.99 minorth990.40 mi
24 hours13° 13' 06.3"906.24 mieast4° 41' 31.3"322.41 minorth965.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 11:20 AM563 km350 miles304 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 10:20 AM655 km407 miles354 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:20 AM1149 km714 miles621 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:20 AM1198 km744 miles647 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaFri 10:20 AM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémFri 10:20 AM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroFri 10:20 AM2279 km1416 miles1231 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownFri 1:20 PM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 1:20 PM2538 km1577 miles1371 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:20 PM2540 km1578 miles1372 nmNortheast NE

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