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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 17, 2013 at 18:46:00 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: 38%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 35' North, Longitude: 27° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.68 meters/second, 1600.9 km/hour, 994.7 miles/hour or 864.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.8"994.60 miwest0° 10' 12.1"11.69 minorth994.44 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.22 mieast3° 49' 41.5"263.12 minorth792.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaThu 5:46 PM802 km498 miles433 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MindeloThu 5:46 PM947 km589 miles511 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarThu 6:46 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulThu 6:46 PM1269 km788 miles685 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauThu 6:46 PM1312 km815 miles708 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 6:46 PM1474 km916 miles796 nmEast E
FreetownThu 6:46 PM1525 km948 miles824 nmEast E
NouakchottThu 6:46 PM1597 km993 miles863 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 6:46 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 3:46 PM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmSouthwest SW
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