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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 17:30:00 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: 12%

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 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 29' South, Longitude: 120° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.15 meters/second, 1591.7 km/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.2"988.95 miwest0° 10' 41.3"12.24 minorth989.25 mi
24 hours12° 56' 40.3"885.60 mieast4° 28' 16.0"307.24 minorth941.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 9:30 AM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Thu 12:30 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteThu 7:30 AM3254 km2022 miles1757 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:30 AM3578 km2223 miles1932 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityThu 11:30 AM3907 km2428 miles2110 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiFri 7:30 AM4195 km2606 miles2265 nmWest-northwest WNW
GuatemalaThu 11:30 AM4221 km2623 miles2279 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 11:30 AM4284 km2662 miles2313 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 10:30 AM4292 km2667 miles2317 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaThu 7:30 AM4393 km2729 miles2372 nmWest-southwest WSW

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