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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, January 1, 2013 at 02:08:00 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: 88%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 21' North, Longitude: 9° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.73 meters/second, 1597.4 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.9"992.47 miwest0° 10' 04.6"11.54 misouth992.78 mi
24 hours10° 59' 03.7"749.72 mieast4° 13' 30.4"290.34 misouth807.57 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JalingoTue 3:08 AM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-southeast ESE
MakurdiTue 3:08 AM219 km136 miles118 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaTue 3:08 AM242 km151 miles131 nmWest W
KadunaTue 3:08 AM276 km172 miles149 nmWest-northwest WNW
ZariaTue 3:08 AM286 km178 miles155 nmNorthwest NW
KanoTue 3:08 AM318 km198 miles172 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BamendaTue 3:08 AM380 km236 miles205 nmSouth S
EnuguTue 3:08 AM400 km248 miles216 nmSouthwest SW
GarouaTue 3:08 AM410 km255 miles221 nmEast E
MaiduguriTue 3:08 AM470 km292 miles254 nmNortheast NE
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