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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 28, 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: 7%

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 Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 57' South, Longitude: 38° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.64 meters/second, 1604.3 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 27' 50.5"996.77 miwest0° 11' 27.6"13.12 minorth997.00 mi
24 hours12° 45' 44.0"879.50 mieast4° 39' 45.1"320.36 minorth938.02 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróFri 9:40 AM94 km58 miles51 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaFri 9:40 AM142 km88 miles77 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalFri 9:40 AM330 km205 miles178 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeFri 9:40 AM499 km310 miles270 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióFri 9:40 AM585 km363 miles316 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaFri 10:40 AM643 km399 miles347 nmEast E
SalvadorFri 9:40 AM888 km552 miles480 nmSouth S
BelémFri 9:40 AM1215 km755 miles656 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 9:40 AM1607 km998 miles867 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneFri 9:40 AM1921 km1194 miles1038 nmNorthwest NW
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