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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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:20:00 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 phaseNew MoonSaturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 09' South, Longitude: 1° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.39 meters/second, 1607.0 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.64 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 27' 23.5"998.47 miwest0° 11' 59.2"13.73 minorth998.65 mi
24 hours12° 53' 16.5"890.13 mieast4° 47' 31.5"329.26 minorth950.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméSat 12:20 PM944 km587 miles510 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraSat 12:20 PM965 km600 miles521 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:20 PM994 km618 miles537 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeSat 12:20 PM1055 km656 miles570 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoSat 1:20 PM1139 km708 miles615 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosSat 1:20 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:20 PM1200 km745 miles648 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LibrevilleSat 1:20 PM1229 km764 miles664 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalaboSat 1:20 PM1332 km827 miles719 nmNortheast NE
JamestownSat 12:20 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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