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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 Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:20:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 55' South, Longitude: 13° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.59 meters/second, 1568.1 km/hour, 974.4 miles/hour or 846.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.24 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.2"974.22 miwest0° 10' 08.7"11.62 minorth974.62 mi
24 hours12° 53' 50.7"869.58 mieast4° 20' 33.4"298.48 minorth925.71 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:20 PM887 km551 miles479 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaSat 12:20 PM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:20 PM2266 km1408 miles1224 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:20 PM2359 km1466 miles1274 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 12:20 PM2368 km1471 miles1278 nmNorth N
RecifeSat 9:20 AM2415 km1501 miles1304 nmWest W
ConakrySat 12:20 PM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:20 PM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmNortheast NE
LomeSat 12:20 PM2653 km1648 miles1432 nmNortheast NE
São ToméSat 12:20 PM2658 km1652 miles1435 nmEast-northeast ENE

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