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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 Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 18:24:00 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: 51%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterSunday, June 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Next phaseFull MoonSunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 18:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 09' South, Longitude: 6° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.16 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 03.2"1004.64 miwest0° 11' 05.3"12.70 misouth1004.65 mi
24 hours11° 25' 06.6"789.27 mieast4° 25' 08.3"303.64 misouth843.87 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San PédroSun 6:24 PM764 km475 miles413 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 6:24 PM861 km535 miles465 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 6:24 PM997 km620 miles538 nmNorth N
DaloaSun 6:24 PM998 km620 miles539 nmNorth N
MonroviaSun 6:24 PM1067 km663 miles576 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AccraSun 6:24 PM1081 km671 miles583 nmNortheast NE
LomeSun 6:24 PM1232 km766 miles665 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoSun 7:24 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 6:24 PM1412 km877 miles762 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LagosSun 7:24 PM1425 km885 miles769 nmNortheast NE

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