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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 22:02:00 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 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 28' North, Longitude: 5° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.27 meters/second, 1523.8 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.8 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"0.08 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.5"946.53 miwest0° 03' 58.2"4.55 misouth946.74 mi
24 hours11° 37' 37.2"758.38 mieast2° 00' 23.2"138.00 misouth775.27 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitThu 11:02 PM247 km153 miles133 nmEast-southeast ESE
AgadezThu 11:02 PM406 km252 miles219 nmSoutheast SE
MaradiThu 11:02 PM693 km431 miles374 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NiameyThu 11:02 PM736 km457 miles398 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderThu 11:02 PM747 km464 miles403 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DoriThu 10:02 PM819 km509 miles442 nmSouthwest SW
In SalahThu 11:02 PM898 km558 miles485 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KanoThu 11:02 PM901 km560 miles487 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KandiThu 11:02 PM954 km593 miles515 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fada N'gourmaThu 10:02 PM969 km602 miles523 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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