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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 Friday, February 8, 2013 at 07:44:00 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: 6%

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 Friday, February 8, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 09' South, Longitude: 39° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.19 meters/second, 1534.3 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.89 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 25' 09.9"953.13 miwest0° 07' 28.9"8.58 minorth953.49 mi
24 hours13° 39' 07.1"902.42 mieast3° 27' 42.7"238.03 minorth940.85 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaFri 9:44 AM226 km140 miles122 nmNorth N
BlantyreFri 9:44 AM498 km309 miles269 nmWest-northwest WNW
BeiraFri 9:44 AM571 km355 miles308 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweFri 9:44 AM702 km436 miles379 nmWest-northwest WNW
FomboniFri 10:44 AM709 km441 miles383 nmNortheast NE
MoroniFri 10:44 AM730 km454 miles394 nmNortheast NE
MutsamuduFri 10:44 AM767 km476 miles414 nmNortheast NE
MamoutzouFri 10:44 AM787 km489 miles425 nmNortheast NE
ChipataFri 9:44 AM827 km514 miles447 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeFri 10:44 AM855 km531 miles462 nmEast-southeast ESE

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