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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 Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 23:48:00 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 phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 03' North, Longitude: 12° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.26 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 26.3"995.91 miwest0° 10' 27.6"11.98 minorth995.79 mi
24 hours11° 50' 20.9"812.76 mieast3° 56' 51.4"271.30 minorth852.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownThu 11:48 PM163 km101 miles88 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BoThu 11:48 PM164 km102 miles89 nmNortheast NE
KenemaThu 11:48 PM211 km131 miles114 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakeniThu 11:48 PM225 km140 miles121 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 11:48 PM246 km153 miles133 nmEast-southeast ESE
KoiduThu 11:48 PM277 km172 miles150 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 11:48 PM286 km178 miles155 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KakataThu 11:48 PM289 km179 miles156 nmEast-southeast ESE
KindiaThu 11:48 PM332 km206 miles179 nmNorth N
GbarngaThu 11:48 PM380 km236 miles205 nmEast E

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