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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 24, 2013 at 21:02:00 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: 95%

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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 21:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 32' North, Longitude: 19° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.09 meters/second, 1523.1 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.0"946.15 miwest0° 03' 52.6"4.45 misouth946.35 mi
24 hours11° 37' 55.7"758.41 mieast1° 58' 13.9"135.53 misouth774.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Faya-LargeauThu 10:02 PM189 km117 miles102 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaThu 10:02 PM329 km204 miles177 nmSoutheast SE
KufraThu 10:02 PM636 km395 miles343 nmNortheast NE
AbéchéThu 10:02 PM643 km400 miles347 nmSouth S
MoussoroThu 10:02 PM736 km457 miles397 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MongoThu 10:02 PM820 km510 miles443 nmSouth S
Al-FashirFri 12:02 AM891 km554 miles481 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaThu 10:02 PM960 km597 miles518 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KhartoumFri 12:02 AM1431 km889 miles773 nmEast-southeast ESE
KanoThu 10:02 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-southwest WSW
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