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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, May 8, 2013 at 10:58:00 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: 2%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 01' North, Longitude: 3° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.84 meters/second, 1576.2 km/hour, 979.4 miles/hour or 851.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.32 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.6"979.23 miwest0° 08' 16.4"9.48 minorth979.00 mi
24 hours11° 21' 44.8"765.80 mieast2° 59' 20.2"205.49 minorth788.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DédougouWed 10:58 AM69 km43 miles38 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OuahigouyaWed 10:58 AM102 km63 miles55 nmNortheast NE
KoudougouWed 10:58 AM122 km76 miles66 nmSoutheast SE
OuagadougouWed 10:58 AM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-southeast ESE
Bobo-DioulassoWed 10:58 AM238 km148 miles128 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KoutialaWed 10:58 AM259 km161 miles140 nmWest-southwest WSW
SikassoWed 10:58 AM332 km206 miles179 nmSouthwest SW
DoriWed 10:58 AM357 km222 miles193 nmEast-northeast ENE
Fada N'gourmaWed 10:58 AM397 km247 miles214 nmEast-southeast ESE
TamaleWed 10:58 AM474 km295 miles256 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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