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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 Friday, March 21, 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: 78%

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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 06' South, Longitude: 107° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.50 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"15.94 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 27' 35.5"956.01 miwest0° 04' 51.8"5.57 misouth955.82 mi
24 hours13° 11' 23.9"872.09 mieast1° 28' 28.0"101.40 misouth874.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Fri 5:56 AM1126 km700 miles608 nmSouth S
AdamstownFri 2:56 AM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 4:56 AM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 5:56 AM3296 km2048 miles1780 nmEast E
QuitoFri 5:56 AM3659 km2274 miles1976 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseFri 4:56 AM3927 km2440 miles2121 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 4:56 AM3941 km2449 miles2128 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 4:56 AM3958 km2459 miles2137 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaFri 4:56 AM3972 km2468 miles2145 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Fri 7:56 AM4072 km2530 miles2199 nmEast-southeast ESE

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