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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 86%

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 Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 50' South, Longitude: 134° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.01 meters/second, 1558.8 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.14 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 28' 52.3"968.37 miwest0° 06' 52.0"7.87 misouth968.15 mi
24 hours12° 42' 37.1"849.99 mieast2° 21' 37.4"162.30 misouth860.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 2:26 AM852 km529 miles460 nmNorthwest NW
Gambier IslandsThu 2:56 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 3:56 AM1219 km757 miles658 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 1:56 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaThu 1:56 AM2777 km1725 miles1499 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 6:56 AM2929 km1820 miles1582 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiFri 1:56 AM3131 km1945 miles1691 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 12:56 AM3807 km2366 miles2056 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 1:56 AM4030 km2504 miles2176 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 12:56 AM4052 km2518 miles2188 nmWest W

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