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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 Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 21:38:00 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: 100%

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 Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 21:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 42' North, Longitude: 34° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.56 meters/second, 1564.4 km/hour, 972.1 miles/hour or 844.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.4"971.89 miwest0° 07' 59.0"9.15 misouth972.22 mi
24 hours11° 18' 49.0"757.04 mieast3° 30' 19.4"240.97 misouth799.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KhartoumSun 12:38 AM195 km121 miles105 nmWest-northwest WNW
KostiSun 12:38 AM229 km142 miles124 nmSouthwest SW
KassalaSun 12:38 AM262 km163 miles142 nmEast-northeast ENE
TeseneySun 12:38 AM280 km174 miles151 nmEast E
GondarSun 12:38 AM433 km269 miles234 nmEast-southeast ESE
Al-UbayyidSun 12:38 AM451 km280 miles243 nmWest-southwest WSW
KerenSun 12:38 AM484 km301 miles261 nmEast-northeast ENE
Bahir DarSun 12:38 AM496 km308 miles268 nmSoutheast SE
MendeferaSun 12:38 AM509 km316 miles275 nmEast E
AsmaraSun 12:38 AM526 km327 miles284 nmEast E

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