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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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 20:52:00 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: 90%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' North, Longitude: 10° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.16 meters/second, 1512.6 km/hour, 939.9 miles/hour or 816.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.55 miwest0° 01' 34.0"1.80 misouth939.63 mi
24 hours11° 42' 57.7"758.65 mieast1° 04' 10.4"73.57 misouth764.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitWed 9:52 PM377 km234 miles204 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezWed 9:52 PM477 km296 miles257 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderWed 9:52 PM768 km477 miles415 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaradiWed 9:52 PM862 km536 miles466 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Faya-LargeauWed 9:52 PM962 km598 miles520 nmEast-southeast ESE
KanoWed 9:52 PM975 km606 miles526 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoussoroWed 9:52 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaWed 9:52 PM1065 km662 miles575 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyWed 9:52 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaWed 9:52 PM1316 km818 miles710 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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