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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, June 19, 2014 at 05:28:00 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: 56%

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 Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 05:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 56' South, Longitude: 0° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.01 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 21.9"1002.11 miwest0° 11' 23.1"13.04 minorth1002.22 mi
24 hours12° 07' 33.6"838.66 mieast4° 29' 24.7"308.52 minorth893.30 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméThu 5:28 AM656 km408 miles354 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraThu 5:28 AM728 km452 miles393 nmNorth N
Santo António (Príncipe)Thu 5:28 AM772 km479 miles417 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeThu 5:28 AM781 km485 miles422 nmNorth N
CotonouThu 6:28 AM823 km512 miles445 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoThu 6:28 AM840 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosThu 6:28 AM858 km533 miles463 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-GentilThu 6:28 AM870 km540 miles470 nmEast E
AbidjanThu 5:28 AM886 km551 miles479 nmNorthwest NW
KumasiThu 5:28 AM891 km554 miles481 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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