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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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 21:00:00 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: 84%

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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 57' South, Longitude: 3° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.49 meters/second, 1560.6 km/hour, 969.7 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 29.2"969.52 miwest0° 08' 46.1"10.05 minorth969.87 mi
24 hours13° 11' 51.8"886.04 mieast3° 52' 03.7"265.86 minorth931.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 9:00 PM320 km199 miles173 nmSouthwest SW
LuandaSun 10:00 PM1916 km1191 miles1035 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméSun 9:00 PM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSun 9:00 PM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSun 10:00 PM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmNortheast NE
AccraSun 9:00 PM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmNorth N
LomeSun 9:00 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 9:00 PM2304 km1432 miles1244 nmNorth N
KinshasaSun 10:00 PM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleSun 10:00 PM2328 km1447 miles1257 nmEast-northeast ENE

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