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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 Friday, June 20, 2014 at 06:28:00 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: 45%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:40 PM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, June 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 20, 2014 at 06:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' North, Longitude: 1° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.44 meters/second, 1610.8 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 29' 58.6"1000.81 miwest0° 10' 55.4"12.51 minorth1000.79 mi
24 hours11° 57' 28.4"825.38 mieast4° 11' 52.2"288.45 minorth871.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraFri 6:28 AM239 km149 miles129 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiFri 6:28 AM327 km203 miles177 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 6:28 AM339 km211 miles183 nmWest-northwest WNW
LomeFri 6:28 AM392 km244 miles212 nmNortheast NE
DivoFri 6:28 AM497 km309 miles268 nmWest-northwest WNW
AtakpaméFri 6:28 AM503 km313 miles272 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CotonouFri 7:28 AM515 km320 miles278 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoFri 7:28 AM539 km335 miles291 nmNortheast NE
BohiconFri 7:28 AM540 km335 miles292 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroFri 6:28 AM548 km341 miles296 nmNorthwest NW

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