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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, June 28, 2013 at 04:30:00 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: 71%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSunday, June 30, 2013 at 4:55 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 56' South, Longitude: 2° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.84 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 03.3"1001.73 miwest0° 11' 45.6"13.47 minorth1001.91 mi
24 hours11° 44' 55.9"811.62 mieast4° 39' 33.6"320.13 minorth873.21 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanFri 4:30 AM925 km575 miles500 nmNorth N
San PédroFri 4:30 AM959 km596 miles518 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AccraFri 4:30 AM974 km605 miles526 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LomeFri 4:30 AM1088 km676 miles588 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméFri 4:30 AM1101 km684 miles594 nmEast-northeast ENE
YamoussoukroFri 4:30 AM1118 km694 miles603 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoFri 5:30 AM1192 km741 miles644 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosFri 5:30 AM1231 km765 miles664 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaFri 4:30 AM1369 km851 miles739 nmNorthwest NW
LibrevilleFri 5:30 AM1392 km865 miles752 nmEast-northeast ENE

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