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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 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:56:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 92%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, March 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, March 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 35' South, Longitude: 132° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.47 meters/second, 1582.1 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.38 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.8"982.88 miwest0° 08' 30.8"9.75 misouth982.68 mi
24 hours12° 08' 37.7"822.93 mieast3° 07' 20.6"214.64 misouth845.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeWed 1:26 AM865 km537 miles467 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownWed 2:56 AM1506 km936 miles813 nmSouth S
PapeeteWed 12:56 AM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Wed 5:56 AM2930 km1820 miles1582 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaWed 12:56 AM3142 km1952 miles1697 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 12:56 AM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiTue 11:56 PM4141 km2573 miles2236 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 11:56 PM4294 km2668 miles2318 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:56 AM4317 km2682 miles2331 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 12:56 AM4605 km2861 miles2487 nmNorthwest NW

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