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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, October 13, 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: 69%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 55' South, Longitude: 53° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.72 meters/second, 1575.8 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 27' 54.0"979.01 miwest0° 09' 28.7"10.86 minorth979.36 mi
24 hours12° 37' 41.4"854.72 mieast4° 03' 38.2"279.08 minorth904.49 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaSun 6:50 PM508 km316 miles274 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 7:50 PM824 km512 miles445 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ToamasinaSun 6:50 PM845 km525 miles456 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouSun 6:50 PM952 km592 miles514 nmWest W
Port LouisSun 7:50 PM988 km614 miles534 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSun 7:50 PM1004 km624 miles542 nmSouth S
AntananarivoSun 6:50 PM1037 km644 miles560 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniSun 6:50 PM1165 km724 miles629 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamSun 6:50 PM1705 km1060 miles921 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuSun 6:50 PM1814 km1127 miles979 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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