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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 09:50:00 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: 54%

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 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 61° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.97 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 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' 25.9"999.77 miwest0° 11' 22.3"13.02 minorth1000.00 mi
24 hours11° 35' 53.8"799.31 mieast4° 33' 53.2"313.65 minorth860.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManicoréFri 5:50 AM98 km61 miles53 nmSouth S
ManausFri 5:50 AM242 km151 miles131 nmNortheast NE
Porto VelhoFri 5:50 AM514 km319 miles278 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaFri 5:50 AM856 km532 miles462 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoFri 5:50 AM915 km568 miles494 nmSouthwest SW
GeorgetownFri 5:50 AM1343 km834 miles725 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboFri 6:50 AM1368 km850 miles738 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémFri 6:50 AM1471 km914 miles794 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneFri 6:50 AM1474 km916 miles796 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 5:50 AM1485 km922 miles802 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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