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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, April 17, 2014 at 15:56:00 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: 94%

Previous phaseFull MoonTuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterTuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' South, Longitude: 150° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.51 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.94 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.2"956.05 miwest0° 05' 02.9"5.79 misouth955.85 mi
24 hours13° 25' 02.7"887.77 mieast1° 32' 02.6"105.50 misouth890.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 1:56 AM480 km299 miles259 nmWest W
Port MoresbyFri 1:56 AM897 km557 miles484 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneFri 1:56 AM1197 km744 miles646 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 2:56 AM1339 km832 miles723 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsFri 1:26 AM1868 km1161 miles1008 nmWest-southwest WSW
SydneyFri 1:56 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmSouth S
JayapuraFri 12:56 AM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 2:56 AM1918 km1192 miles1035 nmEast E
CanberraFri 1:56 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 1:26 AM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmWest W
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