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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 Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 02:44:00 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: 98%

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 Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 02:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 40' South, Longitude: 28° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.29 meters/second, 1610.3 km/hour, 1000.6 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 46.8"1000.49 miwest0° 12' 02.7"13.79 minorth1000.66 mi
24 hours12° 18' 04.2"849.97 mieast4° 46' 53.1"328.52 minorth911.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:44 AM444 km276 miles240 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeWed 11:44 PM919 km571 miles496 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaWed 11:44 PM1114 km692 miles602 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 11:44 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaThu 1:44 AM2024 km1257 miles1093 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 2:44 AM2106 km1308 miles1137 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 2:44 AM2132 km1324 miles1151 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 2:44 AM2158 km1341 miles1165 nmNortheast NE
BelémWed 11:44 PM2214 km1376 miles1196 nmWest W
MonroviaThu 2:44 AM2214 km1376 miles1196 nmEast-northeast ENE

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