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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 Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 20:46:00 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: 82%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 20:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' North, Longitude: 98° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.19 meters/second, 1609.9 km/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.4"1000.22 miwest0° 10' 50.7"12.42 misouth1000.47 mi
24 hours11° 00' 37.9"757.30 mieast4° 28' 16.7"307.23 misouth819.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LangkawiWed 4:46 AM130 km81 miles70 nmEast E
Alor SetarWed 4:46 AM185 km115 miles100 nmEast E
George TownWed 4:46 AM196 km122 miles106 nmEast-southeast ESE
PhuketWed 3:46 AM199 km124 miles107 nmNorth N
Hat YaiWed 3:46 AM220 km137 miles119 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanWed 3:46 AM279 km173 miles151 nmSouth S
IpohWed 4:46 AM315 km196 miles170 nmEast-southeast ESE
PematangsiantarWed 3:46 AM347 km216 miles188 nmSouth S
Banda AcehWed 3:46 AM379 km236 miles205 nmWest W
Kuala LumpurWed 4:46 AM468 km291 miles253 nmSoutheast SE

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