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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 Friday, September 20, 2013 at 04:00:00 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: 99%

Previous phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterFriday, September 27, 2013 at 3:57 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' North, Longitude: 54° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.68 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' 29.9"16.65 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.9"999.09 miwest0° 11' 07.9"12.75 minorth999.03 mi
24 hours11° 57' 58.6"824.55 mieast4° 14' 28.4"291.45 minorth871.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniFri 1:00 AM74 km46 miles40 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboFri 1:00 AM115 km71 miles62 nmNorthwest NW
CayenneFri 1:00 AM241 km150 miles130 nmEast E
Nieuw NickerieFri 1:00 AM294 km183 miles159 nmWest-northwest WNW
New AmsterdamMidnight Thu-Fri361 km224 miles195 nmWest-northwest WNW
LindenMidnight Thu-Fri432 km269 miles233 nmWest-northwest WNW
GeorgetownMidnight Thu-Fri451 km280 miles244 nmWest-northwest WNW
San FernandoMidnight Thu-Fri963 km599 miles520 nmNorthwest NW
ScarboroughMidnight Thu-Fri968 km601 miles522 nmNorthwest NW
ChaguanasMidnight Thu-Fri975 km606 miles526 nmNorthwest NW

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