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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 Monday, July 14, 2014 at 04:48:00 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: 95%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, July 14, 2014 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 32' South, Longitude: 46° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.02 meters/second, 1573.3 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.29 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 25' 16.7"977.44 miwest0° 09' 54.9"11.36 minorth977.79 mi
24 hours13° 36' 56.1"922.84 mieast4° 14' 59.6"292.08 minorth973.78 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasMon 1:48 AM198 km123 miles107 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalmasMon 1:48 AM235 km146 miles127 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaMon 1:48 AM490 km304 miles265 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GoiâniaMon 1:48 AM641 km398 miles346 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorMon 1:48 AM905 km562 miles489 nmEast E
BelémMon 1:48 AM1132 km704 miles611 nmNorth N
FortalezaMon 1:48 AM1239 km770 miles669 nmNortheast NE
Rio de JaneiroMon 1:48 AM1319 km820 miles712 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São PauloMon 1:48 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmSouth S
RecifeMon 1:48 AM1347 km837 miles727 nmEast-northeast ENE

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