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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, April 9, 2013 at 15:24:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 11' North, Longitude: 60° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.82 meters/second, 1604.9 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.1"997.15 miwest0° 10' 26.1"11.95 minorth997.03 mi
24 hours11° 18' 50.4"776.49 mieast3° 57' 08.3"271.63 minorth818.87 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Guyana)Tue 11:24 AM222 km138 miles120 nmEast E
LindenTue 11:24 AM243 km151 miles131 nmEast-southeast ESE
New AmsterdamTue 11:24 AM308 km191 miles166 nmEast-southeast ESE
San FernandoTue 11:24 AM373 km232 miles201 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nieuw NickerieTue 12:24 PM374 km233 miles202 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ciudad BolívarTue 10:54 AM390 km243 miles211 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChaguanasTue 11:24 AM395 km245 miles213 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port of SpainTue 11:24 AM413 km256 miles223 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaturínTue 10:54 AM439 km273 miles237 nmNorthwest NW
ScarboroughTue 11:24 AM448 km278 miles242 nmNorth N
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