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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 18:44:00 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: 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 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 24' North, Longitude: 15° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.25 meters/second, 1581.3 km/hour, 982.6 miles/hour or 853.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.38 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.4"982.39 miwest0° 08' 50.0"10.12 minorth982.17 mi
24 hours11° 03' 30.6"747.14 mieast3° 13' 33.0"221.77 minorth774.55 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BissauFri 6:44 PM60 km37 miles32 nmSouth S
ZiguinchorFri 6:44 PM75 km47 miles40 nmWest-northwest WNW
BafatáFri 6:44 PM107 km66 miles58 nmEast-southeast ESE
FarafenniFri 6:44 PM130 km81 miles70 nmNorth N
GabúFri 6:44 PM151 km94 miles82 nmEast E
BanjulFri 6:44 PM156 km97 miles84 nmNorthwest NW
SerekundaFri 6:44 PM164 km102 miles88 nmNorthwest NW
BokéFri 6:44 PM217 km135 miles117 nmSoutheast SE
TambacoundaFri 6:44 PM259 km161 miles140 nmNortheast NE
ToubaFri 6:44 PM274 km170 miles148 nmNorth N
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