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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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:26:00 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: 46%

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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 27' North, Longitude: 76° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.80 meters/second, 1586.9 km/hour, 986.0 miles/hour or 856.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.4"985.88 miwest0° 09' 13.3"10.56 minorth985.66 mi
24 hours11° 01' 53.4"747.93 mieast3° 23' 41.1"233.37 minorth778.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalpettaFri 5:56 PM20 km12 miles11 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KozhikodeFri 5:56 PM33 km20 miles18 nmSouthwest SW
ThalasseryFri 5:56 PM65 km40 miles35 nmWest-northwest WNW
PonnaniFri 5:56 PM74 km46 miles40 nmSouth S
OotacamundFri 5:56 PM76 km47 miles41 nmEast E
PalakkadFri 5:56 PM103 km64 miles56 nmSoutheast SE
ThrissurFri 5:56 PM105 km65 miles57 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MadikeriFri 5:56 PM112 km69 miles60 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CoimbatoreFri 5:56 PM117 km72 miles63 nmEast-southeast ESE
MysuruFri 5:56 PM118 km73 miles63 nmNortheast NE

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