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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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 02:34:00 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: 29%

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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 31' South, Longitude: 73° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.10 meters/second, 1541.2 km/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.96 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 26' 05.0"957.34 miwest0° 07' 57.7"9.13 misouth957.05 mi
24 hours13° 57' 17.3"925.52 mieast2° 41' 22.9"184.98 misouth937.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 8:34 AM1027 km638 miles555 nmNorth N
Port LouisMon 6:34 AM1775 km1103 miles958 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 6:34 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaleMon 7:34 AM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandMon 7:34 AM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmSouth S
VictoriaMon 6:34 AM2402 km1492 miles1297 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 8:04 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoMon 5:34 AM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmWest W
BengaluruMon 8:04 AM3286 km2042 miles1774 nmNorth N
MoroniMon 5:34 AM3343 km2077 miles1805 nmWest W
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