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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, February 5, 2013 at 07:34:00 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: 31%

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 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 22' South, Longitude: 1° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.77 meters/second, 1504.0 km/hour, 934.5 miles/hour or 812.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.58 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 24' 18.4"934.20 miwest0° 02' 18.0"2.64 misouth934.09 mi
24 hours14° 24' 33.1"934.47 mieast0° 16' 29.6"18.91 misouth933.82 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 7:34 AM686 km426 miles370 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Tue 9:34 AM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmEast E
LuandaTue 8:34 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmNortheast NE
São ToméTue 7:34 AM2448 km1521 miles1322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownTue 9:34 AM2449 km1522 miles1323 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaTue 8:34 AM2520 km1566 miles1360 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleTue 8:34 AM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleTue 8:34 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneTue 9:34 AM2824 km1755 miles1525 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanTue 7:34 AM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmNorth N

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