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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 Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 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: 68%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:27 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, May 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 24' South, Longitude: 11° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.24 meters/second, 1584.8 km/hour, 984.8 miles/hour or 855.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.41 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 28' 23.0"984.66 miwest0° 10' 31.7"12.06 minorth985.01 mi
24 hours12° 18' 20.4"837.23 mieast4° 22' 49.2"301.02 minorth894.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuandaThu 5:00 AM296 km184 miles160 nmNortheast NE
UígeThu 5:00 AM539 km335 miles291 nmNortheast NE
CabindaThu 5:00 AM551 km342 miles297 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LubangoThu 5:00 AM566 km351 miles305 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HuamboThu 5:00 AM575 km357 miles310 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalanjeThu 5:00 AM589 km366 miles318 nmEast E
Pointe-NoireThu 5:00 AM629 km391 miles339 nmNorth N
DolisieThu 5:00 AM709 km441 miles383 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 5:00 AM821 km510 miles443 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 5:00 AM825 km512 miles445 nmNortheast NE

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