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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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 08:44:00 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: 26%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 15° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.05 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.88 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 25' 33.0"952.74 miwest0° 07' 20.2"8.41 misouth952.46 mi
24 hours14° 09' 12.0"934.75 mieast2° 24' 08.5"165.23 misouth942.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 8:44 AM1016 km632 miles549 nmEast E
RecifeMon 5:44 AM2371 km1474 miles1280 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 5:44 AM2553 km1586 miles1379 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 8:44 AM2656 km1650 miles1434 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 8:44 AM2785 km1730 miles1504 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 8:44 AM2860 km1777 miles1544 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroMon 8:44 AM2880 km1790 miles1555 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaMon 5:44 AM2966 km1843 miles1602 nmWest-northwest WNW
ConakryMon 8:44 AM2970 km1845 miles1603 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 6:44 AM2994 km1860 miles1617 nmWest-southwest WSW

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