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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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 14:14:00 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: 0%

Previous phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 57' North, Longitude: 31° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.11 meters/second, 1588.0 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.0"986.59 miwest0° 09' 16.4"10.62 minorth986.38 mi
24 hours11° 23' 51.4"774.08 mieast3° 24' 52.8"234.73 minorth804.17 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloWed 1:14 PM993 km617 miles536 nmNortheast NE
PraiaWed 1:14 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmEast-northeast ENE
DakarWed 2:14 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulWed 2:14 PM1688 km1049 miles911 nmEast E
BissauWed 2:14 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmEast E
FortalezaWed 11:14 AM1787 km1111 miles965 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NouakchottWed 2:14 PM1885 km1172 miles1018 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryWed 2:14 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast E
FreetownWed 2:14 PM2064 km1282 miles1114 nmEast E
RecifeWed 11:14 AM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmSouth S
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