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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, August 14, 2013 at 15:56:00 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: 52%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 48' South, Longitude: 30° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.30 meters/second, 1531.1 km/hour, 951.4 miles/hour or 826.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 26' 22.4"951.07 miwest0° 05' 25.3"6.21 misouth950.85 mi
24 hours13° 44' 55.7"905.60 mieast1° 38' 56.0"113.41 misouth908.39 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HarareWed 5:56 PM69 km43 miles37 nmEast E
ChitungwizaWed 5:56 PM72 km45 miles39 nmEast-southeast ESE
GweruWed 5:56 PM194 km120 miles105 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoWed 5:56 PM256 km159 miles138 nmSouth S
MutareWed 5:56 PM272 km169 miles147 nmEast-southeast ESE
BulawayoWed 5:56 PM324 km201 miles175 nmSouthwest SW
LusakaWed 5:56 PM347 km216 miles187 nmNorthwest NW
KabweWed 5:56 PM425 km264 miles230 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FrancistownWed 5:56 PM482 km299 miles260 nmSouthwest SW
ChipataWed 5:56 PM518 km322 miles280 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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