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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 Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 17:30:00 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: 58%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, August 10, 2014 at 6:11 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' North, Longitude: 174° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.40 meters/second, 1563.9 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.8"971.55 miwest0° 07' 02.7"8.07 minorth971.33 mi
24 hours347° 43' 24.4"823.37 miwest2° 24' 35.7"165.70 minorth835.35 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroSun 5:30 AM876 km544 miles473 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandSun 5:30 AM1043 km648 miles563 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaSun 5:30 AM1427 km887 miles770 nmSouth S
MidwaySat 6:30 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandSat 5:30 AM1816 km1129 miles981 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSun 5:30 AM1849 km1149 miles998 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirSun 4:30 AM1996 km1241 miles1078 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSun 5:30 AM2556 km1588 miles1380 nmSouth S
HonoluluSat 7:30 AM2993 km1859 miles1616 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 6:30 AM3022 km1878 miles1632 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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