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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, February 4, 2013 at 04:24:00 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: 43%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 04:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 30° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.31 meters/second, 1523.9 km/hour, 946.9 miles/hour or 822.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.78 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 25' 45.7"946.61 miwest0° 05' 44.5"6.58 misouth946.37 mi
24 hours13° 57' 57.7"916.23 mieast1° 44' 11.3"119.44 misouth919.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChitungwizaMon 6:24 AM83 km52 miles45 nmNortheast NE
HarareMon 6:24 AM96 km60 miles52 nmNortheast NE
GweruMon 6:24 AM126 km78 miles68 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoMon 6:24 AM179 km111 miles97 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MutareMon 6:24 AM238 km148 miles129 nmEast-southeast ESE
BulawayoMon 6:24 AM270 km168 miles146 nmSouthwest SW
LusakaMon 6:24 AM412 km256 miles222 nmNorthwest NW
FrancistownMon 6:24 AM428 km266 miles231 nmSouthwest SW
BeiraMon 6:24 AM484 km301 miles261 nmEast-southeast ESE
KabweMon 6:24 AM496 km308 miles268 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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