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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 12:56:00 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 12:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 32' North, Longitude: 68° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.68 meters/second, 1586.4 km/hour, 985.8 miles/hour or 856.6 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"985.61 miwest0° 09' 11.4"10.53 minorth985.39 mi
24 hours11° 02' 00.1"747.85 mieast3° 22' 53.7"232.47 minorth778.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MangaluruFri 6:26 PM680 km423 miles367 nmEast-northeast ENE
KulhudhuffushiFri 5:56 PM722 km449 miles390 nmSoutheast SE
MumbaiFri 6:26 PM932 km579 miles503 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PuneFri 6:26 PM949 km590 miles513 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramFri 6:26 PM961 km597 miles519 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleFri 5:56 PM969 km602 miles523 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BengaluruFri 6:26 PM974 km605 miles526 nmEast E
AnantapurFri 6:26 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiFri 6:26 PM1042 km647 miles563 nmEast E
SuratFri 6:26 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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