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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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 02:18:00 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: 80%

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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 06' North, Longitude: 18° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.95 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 32.3"1001.92 miwest0° 11' 01.6"12.63 misouth1002.15 mi
24 hours11° 02' 15.9"760.48 mieast4° 31' 28.7"310.89 misouth823.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BanguiWed 3:18 AM89 km55 miles48 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BimboWed 3:18 AM95 km59 miles52 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Kaga-BandoroWed 3:18 AM235 km146 miles127 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BozoumWed 3:18 AM245 km152 miles132 nmWest-northwest WNW
BambariWed 3:18 AM280 km174 miles151 nmEast-northeast ENE
BerbératiWed 3:18 AM286 km178 miles155 nmWest-southwest WSW
ImpfondoWed 3:18 AM386 km240 miles208 nmSouth S
BriaWed 3:18 AM446 km277 miles241 nmEast-northeast ENE
SarhWed 3:18 AM448 km278 miles242 nmNorth N
MoundouWed 3:18 AM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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