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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, March 13, 2013 at 15:36:00 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: 4%

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 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 37' North, Longitude: 32° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.15 meters/second, 1598.9 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.4"993.40 miwest0° 10' 13.5"11.71 minorth993.25 mi
24 hours11° 23' 30.9"779.12 mieast3° 49' 29.2"262.88 minorth818.00 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaWed 2:36 PM1184 km736 miles639 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaWed 12:36 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarWed 3:36 PM1754 km1090 miles947 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulWed 3:36 PM1799 km1118 miles972 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauWed 3:36 PM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeWed 12:36 PM1871 km1162 miles1010 nmSouth S
ConakryWed 3:36 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmEast E
NouakchottWed 3:36 PM2053 km1276 miles1109 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownWed 3:36 PM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmEast E
BelémWed 12:36 PM2112 km1313 miles1141 nmWest-southwest WSW

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