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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 21:46:00 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: 97%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:40 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 07' North, Longitude: 54° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.06 meters/second, 1605.8 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.3"997.69 miwest0° 10' 42.7"12.27 misouth997.96 mi
24 hours11° 09' 16.6"765.65 mieast4° 26' 04.8"304.72 misouth826.77 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HadibuTue 12:46 AM616 km383 miles333 nmNorth N
BosasoTue 12:46 AM758 km471 miles409 nmNorthwest NW
GalkayoTue 12:46 AM799 km497 miles432 nmWest W
Al MukallaTue 12:46 AM1019 km633 miles550 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuTue 12:46 AM1176 km731 miles635 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenTue 12:46 AM1233 km766 miles666 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaTue 1:46 AM1301 km808 miles702 nmSouth S
DjiboutiTue 12:46 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaTue 12:46 AM1459 km906 miles788 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaTue 12:46 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmWest W

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