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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 16:56:00 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: 91%

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 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 25' South, Longitude: 140° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.95 meters/second, 1576.6 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.1"979.46 miwest0° 08' 10.3"9.36 misouth979.25 mi
24 hours12° 16' 46.2"829.54 mieast2° 57' 36.1"203.49 misouth849.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WeipaThu 2:56 AM103 km64 miles56 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsThu 2:56 AM720 km448 miles389 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyThu 2:56 AM758 km471 miles409 nmEast-northeast ENE
LaeThu 2:56 AM915 km568 miles494 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraThu 1:56 AM1094 km680 miles591 nmNorth N
DarwinThu 2:26 AM1098 km682 miles593 nmWest W
Alice SpringsThu 2:26 AM1454 km904 miles785 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariThu 1:56 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliThu 1:56 AM1735 km1078 miles937 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneThu 2:56 AM2088 km1298 miles1128 nmSoutheast SE

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