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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 21:42:00 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 21:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' North, Longitude: 1° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.21 meters/second, 1512.8 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.67 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.68 miwest0° 01' 38.8"1.89 misouth939.76 mi
24 hours11° 42' 52.6"758.67 mieast1° 06' 05.1"75.77 misouth765.11 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DoriWed 9:42 PM748 km465 miles404 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuahigouyaWed 9:42 PM781 km485 miles422 nmSouth S
In SalahWed 10:42 PM846 km526 miles457 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NiameyWed 10:42 PM883 km548 miles477 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouWed 9:42 PM911 km566 miles492 nmSouth S
KoudougouWed 9:42 PM926 km576 miles500 nmSouth S
Fada N'gourmaWed 9:42 PM969 km602 miles523 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArlitWed 10:42 PM975 km606 miles526 nmEast E
KoutialaWed 9:42 PM993 km617 miles536 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TindoufWed 10:42 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmNorthwest NW
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