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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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:36:00 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: 22%

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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 47' North, Longitude: 45° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.64 meters/second, 1539.5 km/hour, 956.6 miles/hour or 831.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.94 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 31' 07.0"956.35 miwest0° 05' 14.3"6.00 minorth956.13 mi
24 hours11° 35' 17.8"763.39 mieast1° 41' 06.8"115.91 minorth768.48 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SanaSat 3:36 PM306 km190 miles165 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Khamis MushaitSat 3:36 PM309 km192 miles167 nmWest-northwest WNW
Al HudaydahSat 3:36 PM435 km270 miles235 nmSouthwest SW
Ta'izzSat 3:36 PM495 km308 miles267 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al MukallaSat 3:36 PM521 km324 miles281 nmSoutheast SE
AdenSat 3:36 PM551 km343 miles298 nmSouth S
AssabSat 3:36 PM611 km379 miles330 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TadjouraSat 3:36 PM725 km450 miles391 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakkahSat 3:36 PM729 km453 miles394 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiSat 3:36 PM734 km456 miles397 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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