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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 Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 15:50:00 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: 72%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 57° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.50 meters/second, 1531.8 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 25' 21.8"951.57 miwest0° 05' 46.4"6.62 minorth951.85 mi
24 hours13° 41' 34.4"903.44 mieast2° 48' 41.7"193.33 minorth930.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSat 7:50 PM297 km184 miles160 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisSat 7:50 PM425 km264 miles230 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sat 7:50 PM684 km425 miles369 nmEast-southeast ESE
ToamasinaSat 6:50 PM847 km526 miles457 nmWest W
AntananarivoSat 6:50 PM1053 km654 miles569 nmWest W
VictoriaSat 7:50 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmNorth N
MoroniSat 6:50 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 9:50 PM1984 km1232 miles1071 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamSat 6:50 PM2291 km1424 miles1237 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuSat 6:50 PM2531 km1573 miles1367 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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