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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 05:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 48' South, Longitude: 37° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.51 meters/second, 1528.2 km/hour, 949.6 miles/hour or 825.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 51.0"949.37 miwest0° 04' 16.9"4.91 minorth949.58 mi
24 hours13° 53' 08.6"914.59 mieast2° 14' 04.4"153.66 minorth932.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VitóriaSun 2:38 AM442 km275 miles239 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorSun 2:38 AM555 km345 miles300 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroSun 2:38 AM856 km532 miles462 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 2:38 AM1099 km683 miles594 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrasiliaSun 2:38 AM1172 km728 miles633 nmWest W
São PauloSun 2:38 AM1182 km734 miles638 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 2:38 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmNorth N
BelémSun 2:38 AM2196 km1365 miles1186 nmNorthwest NW
AsuncionSun 1:38 AM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmWest-southwest WSW
MontevideoSun 2:38 AM2677 km1663 miles1445 nmSouthwest SW

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