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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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 20:44:00 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 phaseFirst QuarterWednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 20:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' South, Longitude: 45° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.03 meters/second, 1591.3 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.48 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 27' 14.4"988.68 miwest0° 11' 21.1"13.00 minorth989.00 mi
24 hours12° 51' 17.9"879.31 mieast4° 41' 39.6"322.58 minorth940.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MutsamuduTue 11:44 PM413 km257 miles223 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniTue 11:44 PM418 km260 miles226 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FomboniTue 11:44 PM450 km280 miles243 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouTue 11:44 PM468 km291 miles253 nmSouth S
AntsirananaTue 11:44 PM593 km368 miles320 nmSoutheast SE
Dar es SalaamTue 11:44 PM700 km435 miles378 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CityTue 11:44 PM734 km456 miles396 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaTue 11:44 PM805 km500 miles435 nmNorthwest NW
KismayoTue 11:44 PM960 km596 miles518 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NampulaTue 10:44 PM986 km613 miles532 nmSouthwest SW

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