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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 12, 2013 at 11:48:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 35' North, Longitude: 11° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.19 meters/second, 1613.5 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.7"1002.49 miwest0° 11' 22.0"13.02 minorth1002.47 mi
24 hours11° 26' 03.7"789.39 mieast4° 22' 51.4"301.04 minorth842.36 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YaoundéTue 12:48 PM30 km19 miles16 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EbebiyínTue 12:48 PM159 km99 miles86 nmSouth S
DoualaTue 12:48 PM201 km125 miles109 nmWest-northwest WNW
MongomoTue 12:48 PM217 km135 miles117 nmSouth S
AconibeTue 12:48 PM259 km161 miles140 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BataTue 12:48 PM267 km166 miles144 nmSouthwest SW
BertouaTue 12:48 PM270 km168 miles146 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalaboTue 12:48 PM296 km184 miles160 nmWest W
BamendaTue 12:48 PM300 km186 miles162 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LibrevilleTue 12:48 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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