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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 17:38:00 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: 80%

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 17:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' South, Longitude: 150° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.99 meters/second, 1537.2 km/hour, 955.1 miles/hour or 830.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.2"954.94 miwest0° 05' 39.6"6.49 minorth955.20 mi
24 hours13° 40' 21.4"905.37 mieast2° 44' 14.6"188.21 minorth930.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsMon 3:38 AM469 km292 miles253 nmWest W
Port MoresbyMon 3:38 AM877 km545 miles473 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneMon 3:38 AM1216 km755 miles656 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraMon 4:38 AM1338 km831 miles722 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsMon 3:08 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraMon 2:38 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmNorthwest NW
SydneyMon 3:38 AM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmSouth S
Port VilaMon 4:38 AM1931 km1200 miles1042 nmEast E
CanberraMon 3:38 AM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmSouth S
DarwinMon 3:08 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmWest W

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