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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 Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 16:48:00 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: 89%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 16:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 32' South, Longitude: 148° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.59 meters/second, 1521.3 km/hour, 945.3 miles/hour or 821.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.75 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.8"945.05 miwest0° 02' 42.0"3.10 minorth945.18 mi
24 hours14° 03' 55.3"922.52 mieast1° 38' 31.5"112.93 minorth933.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TownsvilleSun 2:48 AM159 km99 miles86 nmWest-southwest WSW
Lindeman IslandSun 2:48 AM232 km144 miles125 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsSun 2:48 AM307 km191 miles166 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbySun 2:48 AM1010 km628 miles545 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSun 2:48 AM1109 km689 miles599 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsSun 2:18 AM1587 km986 miles857 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSun 3:48 AM1626 km1010 miles878 nmNortheast NE
SydneySun 2:48 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmSouth S
CanberraSun 2:48 AM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmSouth S
JayapuraSun 1:48 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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