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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, August 19, 2013 at 19:10:00 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: 98%

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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 19:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 04' South, Longitude: 54° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.73 meters/second, 1565.0 km/hour, 972.5 miles/hour or 845.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.21 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 25' 46.5"972.30 miwest0° 09' 42.5"11.12 minorth972.68 mi
24 hours13° 25' 34.8"904.71 mieast4° 12' 46.5"289.57 minorth956.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaMon 10:10 PM584 km363 miles315 nmWest W
ToamasinaMon 10:10 PM792 km492 miles428 nmSouthwest SW
Port LouisMon 11:10 PM844 km524 miles456 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisMon 11:10 PM869 km540 miles469 nmSouth S
VictoriaMon 11:10 PM939 km583 miles507 nmNorth N
AntananarivoMon 10:10 PM997 km620 miles539 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouMon 10:10 PM1018 km632 miles550 nmWest W
MoroniMon 10:10 PM1243 km773 miles671 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamMon 10:10 PM1816 km1128 miles980 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuMon 10:10 PM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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