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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 15:04:00 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 15:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 12' North, Longitude: 35° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.89 meters/second, 1612.4 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 19.7"1001.81 miwest0° 11' 16.0"12.90 minorth1001.78 mi
24 hours11° 25' 20.9"787.99 mieast4° 19' 40.9"297.41 minorth839.51 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaTue 12:04 PM925 km575 miles500 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaTue 1:04 PM979 km609 miles529 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeTue 12:04 PM1365 km848 miles737 nmSouth S
BelémTue 12:04 PM1525 km947 miles823 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaTue 2:04 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmNortheast NE
CayenneTue 12:04 PM1816 km1128 miles981 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 12:04 PM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmSouth S
ParamariboTue 12:04 PM2135 km1327 miles1153 nmWest W
DakarTue 3:04 PM2341 km1454 miles1264 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulTue 3:04 PM2365 km1470 miles1277 nmEast-northeast ENE

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