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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 Monday, May 19, 2014 at 04:58:00 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: 76%

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 Monday, May 19, 2014 at 04:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 39' South, Longitude: 13° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.78 meters/second, 1547.2 km/hour, 961.4 miles/hour or 835.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.02 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 47.8"961.21 miwest0° 06' 51.0"7.85 minorth961.51 mi
24 hours13° 26' 44.6"895.67 mieast3° 09' 38.7"217.30 minorth927.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 4:58 AM814 km506 miles439 nmEast E
MonroviaMon 4:58 AM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmNorth N
RecifeMon 1:58 AM2492 km1548 miles1346 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanMon 4:58 AM2535 km1575 miles1369 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 4:58 AM2637 km1639 miles1424 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 4:58 AM2669 km1658 miles1441 nmNorth N
AccraMon 4:58 AM2753 km1711 miles1486 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 4:58 AM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmNorth N
São ToméMon 4:58 AM2825 km1755 miles1525 nmNortheast NE
LomeMon 4:58 AM2892 km1797 miles1562 nmNortheast NE

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