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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 17, 2013 at 14:40:00 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: 48%

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 17, 2013 at 14:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' North, Longitude: 46° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.09 meters/second, 1530.3 km/hour, 950.9 miles/hour or 826.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 17.9"950.62 miwest0° 04' 18.5"4.94 minorth950.43 mi
24 hours11° 32' 10.9"755.28 mieast1° 18' 30.0"89.99 minorth757.63 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Khamis MushaitSun 5:40 PM405 km252 miles219 nmWest W
SanaSun 5:40 PM460 km286 miles248 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al MukallaSun 5:40 PM552 km343 miles298 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Al HudaydahSun 5:40 PM590 km366 miles318 nmSouthwest SW
RiyadhSun 5:40 PM642 km399 miles346 nmNorth N
Ta'izzSun 5:40 PM644 km400 miles348 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdenSun 5:40 PM687 km427 miles371 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakkahSun 5:40 PM758 km471 miles409 nmWest-northwest WNW
AssabSun 5:40 PM764 km475 miles412 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HofufSun 5:40 PM789 km490 miles426 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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