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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 15:24:00 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 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 16' North, Longitude: 40° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.86 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.8 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' 19.9"1001.74 miwest0° 11' 15.4"12.89 minorth1001.70 mi
24 hours11° 25' 17.1"787.85 mieast4° 19' 20.9"297.03 minorth839.22 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaTue 12:24 PM920 km572 miles497 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémTue 12:24 PM1061 km659 miles573 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneTue 12:24 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmWest W
RecifeTue 12:24 PM1518 km943 miles819 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboTue 12:24 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 12:24 PM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmSouth S
GeorgetownTue 11:24 AM1942 km1207 miles1049 nmWest W
PraiaTue 2:24 PM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmEast-northeast ENE
BridgetownTue 11:24 AM2286 km1420 miles1234 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausTue 11:24 AM2286 km1421 miles1235 nmWest-southwest WSW

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