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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 Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 14:34:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 09' South, Longitude: 32° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.23 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 28' 42.5"991.38 miwest0° 11' 34.0"13.25 minorth991.71 mi
24 hours12° 15' 02.4"838.85 mieast4° 44' 25.7"325.74 minorth903.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 11:34 AM231 km144 miles125 nmWest W
MaceióSun 11:34 AM365 km227 miles197 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalSun 11:34 AM379 km236 miles205 nmNorthwest NW
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:34 PM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth N
FortalezaSun 11:34 AM806 km501 miles435 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 11:34 AM820 km509 miles443 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Sun 12:34 PM1847 km1148 miles998 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 11:34 AM1892 km1175 miles1021 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 12:34 PM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São Paulo *Sun 12:34 PM2257 km1402 miles1219 nmSouthwest SW

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