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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 Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 01:38:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 01:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 16' North, Longitude: 27° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.97 meters/second, 1583.9 km/hour, 984.2 miles/hour or 855.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.40 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 30' 19.6"984.02 miwest0° 09' 01.5"10.34 minorth983.82 mi
24 hours11° 54' 07.5"807.44 mieast3° 17' 01.1"225.72 minorth833.53 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaSat 12:38 AM604 km375 miles326 nmNortheast NE
MindeloSat 12:38 AM685 km426 miles370 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DakarSat 1:38 AM1172 km728 miles633 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulSat 1:38 AM1230 km764 miles664 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSat 1:38 AM1319 km820 miles712 nmEast E
NouakchottSat 1:38 AM1466 km911 miles792 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySat 1:38 AM1540 km957 miles832 nmEast E
FreetownSat 1:38 AM1612 km1002 miles870 nmEast E
MonroviaSat 1:38 AM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaFri 10:38 PM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmSouthwest SW

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