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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, June 17, 2014 at 17:48:00 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: 73%

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 Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 37' South, Longitude: 157° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.32 meters/second, 1595.9 km/hour, 991.7 miles/hour or 861.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.53 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 27' 45.0"991.58 miwest0° 10' 51.4"12.43 minorth991.87 mi
24 hours12° 39' 46.6"868.21 mieast4° 27' 59.4"306.91 minorth924.28 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoWed 4:48 AM75 km47 miles41 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaWed 3:48 AM246 km153 miles133 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraWed 4:48 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSoutheast SE
BukaWed 3:48 AM378 km235 miles204 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyWed 3:48 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmWest W
YarenWed 5:48 AM1322 km822 miles714 nmNortheast NE
PalikirWed 4:48 AM1609 km1000 miles869 nmNorth N
CairnsWed 3:48 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaWed 4:48 AM1637 km1017 miles884 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraWed 2:48 AM1924 km1196 miles1039 nmWest-northwest WNW

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