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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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 03:36:00 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: 96%

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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' North, Longitude: 30° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.01 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 08.0"999.81 miwest0° 10' 55.5"12.51 misouth1000.06 mi
24 hours11° 09' 55.2"768.01 mieast4° 29' 52.8"309.06 misouth830.09 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaTue 2:36 AM1218 km757 miles657 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaTue 12:36 AM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 12:36 AM1653 km1027 miles892 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarTue 3:36 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNortheast NE
BanjulTue 3:36 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauTue 3:36 AM1723 km1071 miles930 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryTue 3:36 AM1851 km1150 miles999 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownTue 3:36 AM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmEast E
NouakchottTue 3:36 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaTue 3:36 AM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmEast E

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