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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: 85%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 25° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.36 meters/second, 1527.7 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 824.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 24' 49.6"949.04 miwest0° 04' 10.9"4.79 minorth949.24 mi
24 hours13° 53' 56.8"915.17 mieast2° 11' 51.7"151.12 minorth932.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 1:48 AM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 1:48 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroSun 1:48 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSun 4:48 AM2072 km1288 miles1119 nmEast E
FortalezaSun 1:48 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloSun 1:48 AM2330 km1448 miles1258 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaSun 1:48 AM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 4:48 AM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSun 1:48 AM3138 km1950 miles1694 nmWest-northwest WNW
FreetownSun 4:48 AM3191 km1983 miles1723 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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