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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 73%

Previous phaseFull MoonTuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:43 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterTuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 05:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 39' South, Longitude: 22° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.74 meters/second, 1521.9 km/hour, 945.6 miles/hour or 821.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.76 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 25' 26.8"945.39 miwest0° 02' 07.4"2.44 minorth945.49 mi
24 hours13° 45' 31.8"901.81 mieast1° 23' 45.3"96.00 minorth910.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 2:48 AM1749 km1086 miles944 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 2:48 AM1788 km1111 miles966 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSun 5:48 AM1845 km1147 miles996 nmEast E
Rio de JaneiroSun 2:48 AM2168 km1347 miles1171 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 2:48 AM2378 km1477 miles1284 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSun 2:48 AM2527 km1570 miles1365 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaSun 2:48 AM2679 km1665 miles1447 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 5:48 AM3062 km1902 miles1653 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 5:48 AM3182 km1977 miles1718 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 5:48 AM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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