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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 21:32:00 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 21:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 30' North, Longitude: 12° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.18 meters/second, 1523.4 km/hour, 946.6 miles/hour or 822.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.78 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.3"946.34 miwest0° 03' 55.4"4.50 misouth946.54 mi
24 hours11° 37' 46.5"758.40 mieast1° 59' 18.5"136.76 misouth775.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitThu 10:32 PM537 km334 miles290 nmWest W
AgadezThu 10:32 PM547 km340 miles296 nmWest-southwest WSW
Faya-LargeauThu 10:32 PM724 km450 miles391 nmEast-southeast ESE
ZinderThu 10:32 PM730 km453 miles394 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoussoroThu 10:32 PM780 km485 miles421 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaThu 10:32 PM865 km538 miles467 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaradiThu 10:32 PM875 km544 miles473 nmSouthwest SW
KanoThu 10:32 PM930 km578 miles502 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaThu 10:32 PM1001 km622 miles540 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbujaThu 10:32 PM1272 km791 miles687 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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