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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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 09:46:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Next phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 08' South, Longitude: 21° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.52 meters/second, 1531.9 km/hour, 951.9 miles/hour or 827.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.86 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 23' 38.0"951.55 miwest0° 07' 57.2"9.12 misouth951.26 mi
24 hours14° 50' 30.0"981.14 mieast2° 34' 43.4"177.36 misouth990.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonguTue 11:46 AM243 km151 miles131 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rundu *Tue 11:46 AM244 km152 miles132 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaunTue 11:46 AM356 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GhanziTue 11:46 AM507 km315 miles274 nmSouth S
MenongueTue 10:46 AM527 km327 miles284 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuenaTue 10:46 AM629 km391 miles340 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LusakaTue 11:46 AM706 km439 miles381 nmEast-northeast ENE
FrancistownTue 11:46 AM740 km460 miles399 nmSoutheast SE
KabweTue 11:46 AM761 km473 miles411 nmEast-northeast ENE
SeroweTue 11:46 AM769 km478 miles415 nmSoutheast SE

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