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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, July 17, 2014 at 06:48:00 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: 70%

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 Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 06:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 22' North, Longitude: 36° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.50 meters/second, 1611.0 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 59.1"1000.95 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 minorth1000.97 mi
24 hours12° 17' 05.5"849.03 mieast4° 22' 58.1"301.15 minorth898.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 3:48 AM721 km448 miles390 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 4:48 AM819 km509 miles442 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeThu 3:48 AM1169 km726 miles631 nmSouth S
BelémThu 3:48 AM1417 km880 miles765 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 3:48 AM1713 km1064 miles925 nmSouth S
CayenneThu 3:48 AM1800 km1118 miles972 nmWest W
PraiaThu 5:48 AM1977 km1228 miles1067 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboThu 3:48 AM2125 km1321 miles1148 nmWest W
BrasiliaThu 3:48 AM2377 km1477 miles1284 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownThu 2:48 AM2471 km1535 miles1334 nmWest-northwest WNW

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