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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, June 5, 2013 at 11:58:00 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: 9%

Previous phaseThird QuarterFriday, May 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, June 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' North, Longitude: 35° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.17 meters/second, 1559.4 km/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.15 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.4"968.74 miwest0° 06' 53.6"7.90 minorth968.50 mi
24 hours11° 23' 41.1"759.83 mieast2° 24' 02.4"165.08 minorth773.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaWed 10:58 AM1342 km834 miles724 nmEast E
DakarWed 11:58 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast E
BanjulWed 11:58 AM2104 km1308 miles1136 nmEast E
CayenneWed 8:58 AM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 8:58 AM2141 km1331 miles1156 nmSouth S
NouakchottWed 11:58 AM2153 km1338 miles1162 nmEast E
BissauWed 11:58 AM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmEast E
BelémWed 8:58 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboWed 8:58 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakryWed 11:58 AM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmEast-southeast ESE

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