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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 Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 05:38:00 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: 42%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 05:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 11' South, Longitude: 15° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.82 meters/second, 1608.5 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 29' 13.8"999.43 miwest0° 11' 07.5"12.74 minorth999.62 mi
24 hours12° 10' 58.0"840.46 mieast4° 29' 25.3"308.53 minorth896.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KinshasaThu 6:38 AM71 km44 miles38 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrazzavilleThu 6:38 AM72 km45 miles39 nmWest W
BandunduThu 6:38 AM187 km116 miles101 nmEast-northeast ENE
DolisieThu 6:38 AM361 km224 miles195 nmWest W
FrancevilleThu 6:38 AM384 km238 miles207 nmNorthwest NW
UígeThu 6:38 AM391 km243 miles211 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CabindaThu 6:38 AM442 km275 miles239 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pointe-NoireThu 6:38 AM455 km283 miles246 nmWest W
MbandakaThu 6:38 AM535 km333 miles289 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TshikapaThu 7:38 AM593 km369 miles320 nmEast-southeast ESE

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