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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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 18:36:00 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: 51%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 60' North, Longitude: 6° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.00 meters/second, 1519.2 km/hour, 944.0 miles/hour or 820.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.73 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.0"943.68 miwest0° 01' 59.5"2.29 misouth943.78 mi
24 hours11° 33' 08.1"751.05 mieast1° 13' 05.4"83.79 misouth758.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaTue 6:36 PM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
BamakoTue 6:36 PM826 km513 miles446 nmSouth S
OuahigouyaTue 6:36 PM841 km523 miles454 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KoutialaTue 6:36 PM852 km529 miles460 nmSouth S
TindoufTue 7:36 PM863 km536 miles466 nmNorth N
SmaraTue 6:36 PM906 km563 miles489 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DoriTue 6:36 PM965 km600 miles521 nmSoutheast SE
SikassoTue 6:36 PM967 km601 miles522 nmSouth S
KoudougouTue 6:36 PM972 km604 miles525 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NouakchottTue 6:36 PM1005 km624 miles543 nmWest W

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