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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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 16:26:00 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: 40%

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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 16:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 13° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.09 meters/second, 1515.9 km/hour, 942.0 miles/hour or 818.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.70 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.6"941.65 miwest0° 00' 27.8"0.53 minorth941.63 mi
24 hours11° 37' 33.1"754.31 mieast0° 14' 53.2"17.07 misouth755.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArlitMon 5:26 PM632 km393 miles341 nmWest-southwest WSW
AgadezMon 5:26 PM661 km411 miles357 nmWest-southwest WSW
Faya-LargeauMon 5:26 PM676 km420 miles365 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroMon 5:26 PM818 km508 miles442 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZinderMon 5:26 PM847 km526 miles457 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaMon 5:26 PM929 km578 miles502 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FadaMon 5:26 PM951 km591 miles513 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaradiMon 5:26 PM994 km618 miles537 nmSouthwest SW
KanoMon 5:26 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AbujaMon 5:26 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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