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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 20:10:00 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: 50%

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 20:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' North, Longitude: 33° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.10 meters/second, 1526.8 km/hour, 948.7 miles/hour or 824.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.81 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.7"948.39 miwest0° 03' 49.0"4.38 minorth948.22 mi
24 hours11° 33' 40.2"755.19 mieast1° 06' 24.7"76.14 minorth756.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 7:10 PM921 km572 miles497 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaSun 7:10 PM1149 km714 miles620 nmEast-southeast ESE
DakarSun 8:10 PM1766 km1098 miles954 nmEast-southeast ESE
NouakchottSun 8:10 PM1835 km1140 miles991 nmEast E
BanjulSun 8:10 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauSun 8:10 PM2070 km1286 miles1117 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ponta DelgadaSun 7:10 PM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
El AaiúnSun 8:10 PM2236 km1389 miles1207 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySun 8:10 PM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSun 8:10 PM2473 km1536 miles1335 nmEast-southeast ESE

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