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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 21, 2013 at 21:10:00 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: 99%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1:46 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 47' South, Longitude: 51° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.67 meters/second, 1608.0 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.65 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 28' 31.3"999.10 miwest0° 12' 00.6"13.76 minorth999.31 mi
24 hours12° 23' 25.5"855.20 mieast4° 48' 04.4"329.89 minorth917.89 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaThu 1:10 AM397 km247 miles214 nmEast-southeast ESE
MogadishuThu 12:10 AM979 km609 miles529 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniThu 12:10 AM1300 km808 miles702 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamThu 12:10 AM1446 km898 miles781 nmWest-southwest WSW
NairobiThu 12:10 AM1708 km1061 miles922 nmWest W
AntananarivoThu 12:10 AM1744 km1083 miles941 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DodomaThu 12:10 AM1819 km1131 miles982 nmWest W
Port LouisThu 1:10 AM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisThu 1:10 AM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmSouth S
DjiboutiThu 12:10 AM1960 km1218 miles1059 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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