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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 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 03:48:00 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: 66%

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 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 03:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 39' South, Longitude: 16° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.04 meters/second, 1569.7 km/hour, 975.4 miles/hour or 847.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.26 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 26' 58.8"975.25 miwest0° 08' 50.9"10.14 minorth975.58 mi
24 hours12° 58' 09.9"875.36 mieast3° 50' 27.3"263.99 minorth919.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HuamboTue 4:48 AM138 km85 miles74 nmWest W
MenongueTue 4:48 AM235 km146 miles127 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuenaTue 4:48 AM332 km206 miles179 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalanjeTue 4:48 AM351 km218 miles190 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LubangoTue 4:48 AM454 km282 miles245 nmSouthwest SW
LuandaTue 4:48 AM590 km367 miles319 nmNorthwest NW
UígeTue 4:48 AM597 km371 miles322 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LucapaTue 4:48 AM623 km387 miles336 nmNortheast NE
RunduTue 4:48 AM654 km406 miles353 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MonguTue 5:48 AM724 km450 miles391 nmEast-southeast ESE

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