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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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 13:44:00 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: 8%

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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 10' North, Longitude: 6° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.14 meters/second, 1580.9 km/hour, 982.3 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.37 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 31' 29.5"982.16 miwest0° 08' 54.1"10.20 minorth981.94 mi
24 hours11° 25' 56.0"773.07 mieast3° 14' 01.3"222.31 minorth799.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SokotoThu 2:44 PM144 km89 miles78 nmNorthwest NW
MaradiThu 2:44 PM177 km110 miles95 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ZariaThu 2:44 PM205 km127 miles110 nmSoutheast SE
KadunaThu 2:44 PM227 km141 miles122 nmSoutheast SE
KanoThu 2:44 PM253 km157 miles137 nmEast E
ZinderThu 2:44 PM353 km219 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbujaThu 2:44 PM370 km230 miles200 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KandiThu 2:44 PM374 km232 miles202 nmWest-southwest WSW
NiameyThu 2:44 PM468 km291 miles253 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParakouThu 2:44 PM500 km311 miles270 nmSouthwest SW
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