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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 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 03:56:00 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: 98%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, February 25, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, March 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 44' South, Longitude: 42° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.69 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.7"1003.59 miwest0° 11' 44.0"13.44 misouth1003.63 mi
24 hours11° 46' 51.7"814.53 mieast4° 38' 47.9"319.28 misouth873.12 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ParnaíbaWed 12:56 AM158 km98 miles85 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São LuisWed 12:56 AM219 km136 miles118 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 12:56 AM488 km303 miles263 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémWed 12:56 AM668 km415 miles361 nmWest W
RecifeWed 12:56 AM1098 km682 miles593 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorWed 12:56 AM1318 km819 miles712 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneWed 12:56 AM1320 km820 miles713 nmNorthwest NW
ParamariboWed 12:56 AM1639 km1018 miles885 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaWed 12:56 AM1665 km1034 miles899 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausTue 11:56 PM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmWest W
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