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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 18, 2013 at 17:26:00 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: 48%

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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 12' North, Longitude: 3° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.57 meters/second, 1582.5 km/hour, 983.3 miles/hour or 854.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.39 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.0"983.12 miwest0° 08' 54.9"10.21 minorth982.90 mi
24 hours11° 03' 08.5"747.27 mieast3° 15' 40.6"224.21 minorth775.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KandiFri 6:26 PM125 km78 miles68 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NiameyFri 6:26 PM193 km120 miles104 nmNorthwest NW
SokotoFri 6:26 PM231 km144 miles125 nmEast-northeast ENE
NatitingouFri 6:26 PM297 km184 miles160 nmSouthwest SW
Fada N'gourmaFri 5:26 PM321 km199 miles173 nmWest W
ParakouFri 6:26 PM326 km202 miles176 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DjougouFri 6:26 PM329 km205 miles178 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MangoFri 5:26 PM370 km230 miles200 nmWest-southwest WSW
KaraFri 5:26 PM374 km232 miles202 nmSouthwest SW
DoriFri 5:26 PM413 km257 miles223 nmWest-northwest WNW

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