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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 Monday, October 14, 2013 at 21:50:00 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: 81%

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 Monday, October 14, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 46' South, Longitude: 20° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.88 meters/second, 1601.6 km/hour, 995.2 miles/hour or 864.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.8"995.07 miwest0° 10' 59.2"12.59 minorth995.33 mi
24 hours12° 10' 18.2"836.07 mieast4° 30' 26.7"309.72 minorth894.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeMon 6:50 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 9:50 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmNortheast NE
FreetownMon 9:50 PM1862 km1157 miles1006 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownMon 9:50 PM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmSoutheast SE
ConakryMon 9:50 PM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaMon 6:50 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 6:50 PM2104 km1307 miles1136 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauMon 9:50 PM2127 km1321 miles1148 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 9:50 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 9:50 PM2252 km1400 miles1216 nmNortheast NE

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