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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, June 15, 2014 at 16:38:00 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: 91%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, June 13, 2014 at 4:13 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 16:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 17' South, Longitude: 147° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.03 meters/second, 1548.1 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 835.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.03 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 24' 49.7"961.77 miwest0° 07' 24.7"8.50 minorth962.09 mi
24 hours13° 48' 10.9"921.03 mieast3° 23' 26.2"233.09 minorth956.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsMon 2:38 AM233 km145 miles126 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyMon 2:38 AM646 km401 miles349 nmNorth N
LaeMon 2:38 AM947 km588 miles511 nmNorth N
BrisbaneMon 2:38 AM1479 km919 miles799 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraMon 3:38 AM1534 km953 miles829 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraMon 1:38 AM1578 km981 miles852 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsMon 2:08 AM1676 km1041 miles905 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinMon 2:08 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmWest W
SydneyMon 2:38 AM2097 km1303 miles1133 nmSouth S
ManokwariMon 1:38 AM2149 km1335 miles1160 nmNorthwest NW

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