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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 22:30:00 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 is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 53' South, Longitude: 161° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.45 meters/second, 1600.0 km/hour, 994.2 miles/hour or 863.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.57 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 26' 52.0"994.11 miwest0° 11' 41.8"13.40 minorth994.38 mi
24 hours13° 04' 46.2"899.97 mieast4° 46' 09.4"327.70 minorth960.42 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 12:30 PM953 km592 miles515 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 11:30 AM1183 km735 miles639 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 12:30 PM1464 km910 miles790 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaFri 12:30 PM1705 km1059 miles920 nmSouth S
AlofiFri 11:30 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteFri 12:30 PM1799 km1118 miles971 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 10:30 AM1837 km1141 miles992 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiSat 10:30 AM2194 km1363 miles1184 nmWest W
NukualofaSat 11:30 AM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmSouthwest SW
SuvaSat 10:30 AM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmWest-southwest WSW

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