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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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 08:06:00 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: 53%

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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 08:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 10' South, Longitude: 36° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.38 meters/second, 1545.8 km/hour, 960.5 miles/hour or 834.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.01 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 27' 09.1"960.22 miwest0° 07' 50.5"8.99 misouth959.94 mi
24 hours13° 27' 25.7"894.11 mieast2° 40' 22.6"183.82 misouth906.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 5:06 AM420 km261 miles227 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Vitória *Sun 6:06 AM622 km387 miles336 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 5:06 AM907 km564 miles490 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:06 AM1037 km644 miles560 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 6:06 AM1231 km765 miles665 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 6:06 AM1350 km839 miles729 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 5:06 AM1394 km866 miles753 nmNorth N
BelémSun 5:06 AM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Sun 5:06 AM2429 km1509 miles1311 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Sun 6:06 AM2863 km1779 miles1546 nmSouthwest SW

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