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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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 08:34:00 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: 20%

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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' South, Longitude: 1° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.80 meters/second, 1500.5 km/hour, 932.4 miles/hour or 810.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.54 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 23' 45.4"932.05 miwest0° 01' 14.4"1.42 minorth932.12 mi
24 hours14° 27' 22.8"935.96 mieast1° 08' 57.6"79.06 minorth942.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 8:34 AM707 km439 miles382 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Wed 10:34 AM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmEast E
LuandaWed 9:34 AM2025 km1258 miles1093 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownWed 10:34 AM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméWed 8:34 AM2474 km1537 miles1336 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaWed 9:34 AM2538 km1577 miles1370 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 9:34 AM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleWed 9:34 AM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneWed 10:34 AM2816 km1750 miles1520 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanWed 8:34 AM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmNorth N

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