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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, April 8, 2013 at 09:36:00 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: 4%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 09:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 44' North, Longitude: 12° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.02 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 35.9"1004.36 miwest0° 11' 19.1"12.96 minorth1004.39 mi
24 hours11° 19' 01.4"782.45 mieast4° 25' 07.9"303.63 minorth837.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MongomoMon 10:36 AM167 km104 miles90 nmWest W
EbebiyínMon 10:36 AM171 km106 miles92 nmWest-northwest WNW
AconibeMon 10:36 AM213 km133 miles115 nmWest-southwest WSW
YaoundéMon 10:36 AM274 km171 miles148 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BertouaMon 10:36 AM328 km204 miles177 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BataMon 10:36 AM339 km211 miles183 nmWest W
OuéssoMon 10:36 AM361 km224 miles195 nmEast E
FrancevilleMon 10:36 AM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LibrevilleMon 10:36 AM402 km250 miles217 nmWest-southwest WSW
DoualaMon 10:36 AM429 km267 miles232 nmNorthwest NW

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