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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 22:10:00 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: 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 22:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 17' South, Longitude: 24° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.38 meters/second, 1592.6 km/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 859.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.49 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.3"989.46 miwest0° 11' 24.9"13.07 minorth989.78 mi
24 hours12° 49' 29.5"877.87 mieast4° 42' 35.3"323.64 minorth939.61 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mbuji-MayiWed 12:10 AM268 km167 miles145 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LucapaTue 11:10 PM433 km269 miles234 nmWest W
TshikapaWed 12:10 AM476 km296 miles257 nmWest-northwest WNW
LubumbashiWed 12:10 AM484 km301 miles261 nmSoutheast SE
KitweWed 12:10 AM633 km393 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
LuenaTue 11:10 PM649 km404 miles351 nmSouthwest SW
NdolaWed 12:10 AM675 km420 miles365 nmSoutheast SE
KasamaWed 12:10 AM748 km465 miles404 nmEast-southeast ESE
BujumburaWed 12:10 AM751 km467 miles406 nmNortheast NE
MonguWed 12:10 AM791 km491 miles427 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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