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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 08:56:00 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: 52%

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 08:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 16' South, Longitude: 48° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.12 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.00 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 27' 05.6"959.62 miwest0° 07' 45.9"8.90 misouth959.35 mi
24 hours13° 28' 46.9"895.12 mieast2° 38' 16.2"181.41 misouth907.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Anápolis *Sun 6:56 AM58 km36 miles31 nmWest W
Brasilia *Sun 6:56 AM79 km49 miles43 nmNortheast NE
Goiânia *Sun 6:56 AM105 km65 miles57 nmWest-southwest WSW
Barra do GarçasSun 5:56 AM412 km256 miles223 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Sun 6:56 AM615 km382 miles332 nmSoutheast SE
Pirassununga *Sun 6:56 AM642 km399 miles347 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Sun 6:56 AM829 km515 miles448 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 6:56 AM923 km573 miles498 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSun 5:56 AM1132 km703 miles611 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Sun 5:56 AM1383 km859 miles747 nmSouthwest SW

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