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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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 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: 1%

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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 43' South, Longitude: 176° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.24 meters/second, 1610.1 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 27' 48.5"1000.37 miwest0° 12' 00.5"13.75 minorth1000.49 mi
24 hours12° 44' 28.7"881.26 mieast4° 43' 24.7"324.55 minorth938.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandSat 12:30 PM112 km70 miles61 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Howland IslandSat 12:30 PM171 km107 miles93 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RawakiSun 1:30 PM769 km478 miles415 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiSun 12:30 PM963 km598 miles520 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSun 12:30 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSun 1:30 PM1147 km713 miles620 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Sun 2:30 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroSun 12:30 PM1578 km980 miles852 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSun 12:30 PM1797 km1117 miles970 nmWest W
SuvaSun 12:30 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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