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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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 03:08:00 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: 61%

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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 28° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.88 meters/second, 1612.4 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.0"1001.75 miwest0° 11' 34.7"13.26 misouth1001.71 mi
24 hours11° 43' 31.2"808.85 mieast4° 32' 59.5"312.65 misouth864.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BujumburaFri 5:08 AM139 km86 miles75 nmNortheast NE
RutanaFri 5:08 AM176 km109 miles95 nmEast E
GitegaFri 5:08 AM188 km117 miles101 nmEast-northeast ENE
BukavuFri 5:08 AM195 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NgoziFri 5:08 AM213 km132 miles115 nmNortheast NE
RuyigiFri 5:08 AM218 km135 miles118 nmEast-northeast ENE
ButareFri 5:08 AM231 km144 miles125 nmNortheast NE
MuyingaFri 5:08 AM261 km162 miles141 nmNortheast NE
GitaramaFri 5:08 AM278 km173 miles150 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GomaFri 5:08 AM296 km184 miles160 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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