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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 12, 2013 at 15:34:00 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: 7%

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 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 15:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 34' North, Longitude: 23° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.78 meters/second, 1615.6 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.1"1003.81 miwest0° 11' 46.6"13.49 minorth1003.85 mi
24 hours11° 27' 18.4"792.06 mieast4° 34' 16.8"314.10 minorth850.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownTue 3:34 PM1349 km838 miles729 nmNortheast NE
ConakryTue 3:34 PM1375 km854 miles742 nmNortheast NE
BissauTue 3:34 PM1419 km882 miles766 nmNortheast NE
PraiaTue 2:34 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmNorth N
MonroviaTue 3:34 PM1480 km919 miles799 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulTue 3:34 PM1506 km936 miles813 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarTue 3:34 PM1584 km985 miles856 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeTue 12:34 PM1675 km1041 miles905 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaTue 12:34 PM1803 km1120 miles973 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottTue 3:34 PM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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