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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:36:00 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: 35%

Previous phaseNew MoonFriday, January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, January 18, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 20' North, Longitude: 77° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.99 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.5"997.53 miwest0° 10' 33.2"12.09 minorth997.41 mi
24 hours11° 00' 14.7"754.95 mieast3° 59' 09.5"273.94 minorth799.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NagercoilThu 5:06 PM98 km61 miles53 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramThu 5:06 PM130 km81 miles70 nmNorth N
TirunelveliThu 5:06 PM167 km104 miles90 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CourtallamThu 5:06 PM178 km110 miles96 nmNorth N
TenkasiThu 5:06 PM181 km112 miles98 nmNorth N
KollamThu 5:06 PM181 km113 miles98 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ThoothukudiThu 5:06 PM196 km122 miles106 nmNortheast NE
PathanamthittaThu 5:06 PM217 km135 miles117 nmNorth N
TiruvallaThu 5:06 PM235 km146 miles127 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TheniThu 5:06 PM299 km186 miles162 nmNorth N
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