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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 Friday, February 1, 2013 at 06:30:00 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: 74%

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 Friday, February 1, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 10' South, Longitude: 38° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.07 meters/second, 1598.6 km/hour, 993.4 miles/hour or 863.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.55 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.5"993.19 miwest0° 10' 59.6"12.59 misouth993.04 mi
24 hours12° 07' 59.0"830.78 mieast4° 11' 37.4"288.24 misouth874.54 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juàzeiro do NorteFri 3:30 AM169 km105 miles91 nmNorthwest NW
GaranhunsFri 3:30 AM201 km125 miles108 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaruaruFri 3:30 AM245 km152 miles132 nmEast E
MaceióFri 3:30 AM313 km194 miles169 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeFri 3:30 AM359 km223 miles194 nmEast E
NatalFri 3:30 AM414 km258 miles224 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaFri 3:30 AM490 km305 miles265 nmNorth N
SalvadorFri 3:30 AM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaFri 4:30 AM789 km490 miles426 nmNortheast NE
Brasilia *Fri 4:30 AM1356 km842 miles732 nmSouthwest SW

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