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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:40:00 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: 14%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, March 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, March 30, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 20' South, Longitude: 51° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.06 meters/second, 1587.8 km/hour, 986.6 miles/hour or 857.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.44 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 27' 10.5"986.49 miwest0° 10' 25.2"11.94 minorth986.81 mi
24 hours12° 59' 50.3"887.15 mieast4° 23' 31.9"301.83 minorth941.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São Félix do XinguThu 9:40 AM313 km195 miles169 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaThu 9:40 AM796 km494 miles430 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémThu 9:40 AM919 km571 miles496 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManausThu 8:40 AM1202 km747 miles649 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 9:40 AM1436 km892 miles776 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaThu 9:40 AM1517 km942 miles819 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneThu 9:40 AM1584 km984 miles855 nmNorth N
São PauloThu 9:40 AM1645 km1022 miles888 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de JaneiroThu 9:40 AM1729 km1074 miles934 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboThu 9:40 AM1735 km1078 miles937 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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