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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 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 14:30:00 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: 31%

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 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 29° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.11 meters/second, 1523.2 km/hour, 946.5 miles/hour or 822.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.77 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.2"946.17 miwest0° 02' 54.0"3.32 minorth946.03 mi
24 hours11° 38' 16.0"758.66 mieast0° 43' 46.0"50.18 minorth758.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KhartoumSun 5:30 PM537 km334 miles290 nmSoutheast SE
AswanSun 4:30 PM606 km377 miles327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kharga OasisSun 4:30 PM658 km409 miles355 nmNorth N
Al-UbayyidSun 5:30 PM709 km440 miles383 nmSouth S
LuxorSun 4:30 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KostiSun 5:30 PM780 km484 miles421 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port SudanSun 5:30 PM798 km496 miles431 nmEast E
Al-FashirSun 5:30 PM798 km496 miles431 nmSouthwest SW
KassalaSun 5:30 PM853 km530 miles461 nmEast-southeast ESE
FadaSun 3:30 PM888 km552 miles479 nmWest-southwest WSW

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