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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 Monday, July 22, 2013 at 21:20:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, July 22, 2013 at 6:17 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, July 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, July 22, 2013 at 21:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 42° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.68 meters/second, 1550.4 km/hour, 963.4 miles/hour or 837.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.06 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.9"963.21 miwest0° 08' 55.6"10.23 minorth963.60 mi
24 hours13° 50' 22.6"925.14 mieast3° 58' 07.4"272.82 minorth971.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FomboniTue 12:20 AM327 km203 miles176 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NampulaMon 11:20 PM334 km207 miles180 nmWest W
MoroniTue 12:20 AM369 km229 miles199 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutsamuduTue 12:20 AM376 km233 miles203 nmNortheast NE
MamoutzouTue 12:20 AM390 km242 miles210 nmNortheast NE
MahajangaTue 12:20 AM434 km270 miles234 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoTue 12:20 AM706 km439 miles381 nmSoutheast SE
AntsirabeTue 12:20 AM740 km460 miles400 nmSoutheast SE
ToamasinaTue 12:20 AM833 km518 miles450 nmEast-southeast ESE
LilongweMon 11:20 PM931 km578 miles503 nmWest W

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