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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 17:28:00 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: 51%

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 17:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 20' North, Longitude: 172° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.13 meters/second, 1613.3 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 42.9"1002.37 miwest0° 11' 14.4"12.87 minorth1002.42 mi
24 hours12° 01' 29.0"831.53 mieast4° 22' 41.8"300.84 minorth882.83 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 5:28 AM414 km258 miles224 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiFri 6:28 AM611 km380 miles330 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 6:28 AM1199 km745 miles647 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 5:28 AM1395 km867 miles753 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 5:28 AM1566 km973 miles845 nmWest W
ApiaFri 6:28 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 7:28 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmEast E
MajuroFri 5:28 AM1874 km1165 miles1012 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenFri 5:28 AM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmWest W
AlofiThu 6:28 AM2279 km1416 miles1231 nmSouth S

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