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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 15, 2013 at 18:46:00 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: 31%

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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 18:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 19' North, Longitude: 35° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.44 meters/second, 1567.6 km/hour, 974.1 miles/hour or 846.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.23 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.8"973.84 miwest0° 07' 53.6"9.04 minorth973.60 mi
24 hours11° 19' 25.4"759.00 mieast2° 48' 16.6"192.84 minorth778.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaFri 5:46 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmEast E
DakarFri 6:46 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmEast E
FortalezaFri 3:46 PM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmSouth S
BanjulFri 6:46 PM2076 km1290 miles1121 nmEast E
CayenneFri 3:46 PM2092 km1300 miles1130 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottFri 6:46 PM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 6:46 PM2205 km1370 miles1190 nmEast E
BelémFri 3:46 PM2238 km1391 miles1209 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboFri 3:46 PM2323 km1444 miles1254 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakryFri 6:46 PM2459 km1528 miles1328 nmEast E

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