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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, January 3, 2013 at 03:18:00 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: 71%

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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 14° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.52 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.4"1005.44 miwest0° 11' 33.4"13.23 misouth1005.54 mi
24 hours11° 17' 08.3"780.62 mieast4° 38' 36.7"319.05 misouth842.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OuéssoThu 4:18 AM200 km124 miles108 nmNortheast NE
FrancevilleThu 4:18 AM257 km160 miles139 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbandakaThu 4:18 AM394 km245 miles213 nmEast E
ImpfondoThu 4:18 AM395 km245 miles213 nmEast-northeast ENE
EbebiyínThu 4:18 AM426 km265 miles230 nmWest-northwest WNW
AconibeThu 4:18 AM433 km269 miles234 nmWest-northwest WNW
BerbératiThu 4:18 AM445 km276 miles240 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BertouaThu 4:18 AM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrazzavilleThu 4:18 AM518 km322 miles279 nmSouth S
YaoundéThu 4:18 AM524 km326 miles283 nmNorthwest NW

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