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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, November 2, 2013 at 12:30:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 1%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 20' South, Longitude: 24° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.88 meters/second, 1580.0 km/hour, 981.8 miles/hour or 853.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.36 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 20.8"981.55 miwest0° 09' 32.6"10.93 misouth981.34 mi
24 hours13° 00' 12.8"881.95 mieast3° 30' 50.6"241.57 misouth908.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 9:30 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 9:30 AM1510 km939 miles816 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 9:30 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSat 12:30 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 10:30 AM2346 km1458 miles1267 nmSouthwest SW
MonroviaSat 12:30 PM2486 km1545 miles1343 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 12:30 PM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Brasilia *Sat 10:30 AM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySat 12:30 PM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sat 10:30 AM2688 km1670 miles1451 nmWest-southwest WSW

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