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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 Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:48:00 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: 83%

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 Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 25' South, Longitude: 111° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.50 meters/second, 1531.8 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.86 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 25' 01.3"951.60 miwest0° 04' 53.2"5.60 minorth951.83 mi
24 hours13° 47' 54.8"910.80 mieast2° 27' 25.4"168.95 minorth932.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter IslandSun 4:48 AM1090 km677 miles588 nmSouth S
AdamstownSun 2:48 AM2125 km1321 miles1148 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 4:48 AM2996 km1862 miles1618 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 5:48 AM3731 km2318 miles2015 nmEast E
PapeeteSun 12:48 AM4058 km2522 miles2191 nmWest W
QuitoSun 5:48 AM4063 km2525 miles2194 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSun 4:48 AM4211 km2617 miles2274 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 4:48 AM4212 km2617 miles2274 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 4:48 AM4255 km2644 miles2298 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSun 4:48 AM4274 km2656 miles2308 nmNortheast NE

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