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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 Friday, May 31, 2013 at 09:00:00 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: 55%

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 Friday, May 31, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' South, Longitude: 49° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.84 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 23.0"999.48 miwest0° 11' 21.7"13.01 minorth999.71 mi
24 hours11° 36' 50.0"800.19 mieast4° 33' 52.7"313.64 minorth861.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São Félix do XinguFri 6:00 AM356 km221 miles192 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémFri 6:00 AM409 km254 miles221 nmNorth N
SantarémFri 6:00 AM683 km424 miles369 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneFri 6:00 AM1162 km722 miles628 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaFri 6:00 AM1184 km736 miles639 nmEast E
BrasiliaFri 6:00 AM1193 km741 miles644 nmSouth S
ManausFri 5:00 AM1225 km761 miles661 nmWest W
ParamariboFri 6:00 AM1378 km856 miles744 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorFri 6:00 AM1462 km909 miles789 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeFri 6:00 AM1614 km1003 miles872 nmEast-southeast ESE

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