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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 Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 01:34:00 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: 40%

Previous phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 44' South, Longitude: 75° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.58 meters/second, 1571.7 km/hour, 976.6 miles/hour or 848.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.28 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 28' 14.4"976.36 miwest0° 09' 57.4"11.41 misouth976.11 mi
24 hours13° 05' 44.1"883.60 mieast3° 38' 42.0"250.60 misouth911.76 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 7:34 AM670 km417 miles362 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSun 6:34 AM1879 km1168 miles1015 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 5:34 AM2059 km1280 miles1112 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 7:04 AM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 7:04 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisSun 5:34 AM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSun 5:34 AM2349 km1459 miles1268 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 7:04 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmNorth N
MaduraiSun 7:04 AM2526 km1569 miles1364 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSun 6:34 AM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmSouth S
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