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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, March 5, 2013 at 04:36:00 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: 47%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, March 4, 2013 at 9:54 PM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' South, Longitude: 25° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.74 meters/second, 1503.9 km/hour, 934.5 miles/hour or 812.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.57 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.57 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.5"934.15 miwest0° 00' 12.8"0.25 misouth934.14 mi
24 hours14° 05' 49.0"913.76 mieast0° 32' 10.5"36.89 minorth916.08 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FrancistownTue 6:36 AM219 km136 miles118 nmEast-southeast ESE
TonotaTue 6:36 AM227 km141 miles122 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaunTue 6:36 AM228 km142 miles123 nmWest-northwest WNW
SeroweTue 6:36 AM246 km153 miles133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BulawayoTue 6:36 AM318 km197 miles172 nmEast E
GhanziTue 6:36 AM429 km267 miles232 nmWest-southwest WSW
MolepololeTue 6:36 AM438 km272 miles237 nmSouth S
GweruTue 6:36 AM459 km285 miles248 nmEast-northeast ENE
GaboroneTue 6:36 AM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth S
MasvingoTue 6:36 AM553 km344 miles299 nmEast E

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