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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, September 12, 2013 at 16:58:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 16:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 41' South, Longitude: 13° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.92 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.66 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 25' 00.9"939.05 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.17 misouth939.04 mi
24 hours14° 02' 08.9"914.24 mieast0° 32' 23.2"37.13 minorth916.52 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Swakopmund *Thu 6:58 PM367 km228 miles198 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Walvis Bay *Thu 6:58 PM394 km245 miles213 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LubangoThu 5:58 PM529 km329 miles286 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 6:58 PM531 km330 miles287 nmSoutheast SE
Rundu *Thu 6:58 PM738 km458 miles398 nmEast-northeast ENE
MenongueThu 5:58 PM746 km463 miles403 nmNortheast NE
HuamboThu 5:58 PM817 km508 miles441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GhanziThu 6:58 PM926 km576 miles500 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaThu 5:58 PM1200 km746 miles648 nmNorth N
GaboroneThu 6:58 PM1438 km894 miles777 nmEast-southeast ESE
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