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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 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 02:36:00 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: 51%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 02:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 52° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.98 meters/second, 1522.7 km/hour, 946.2 miles/hour or 822.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 25' 40.6"945.93 miwest0° 05' 03.2"5.79 minorth946.18 mi
24 hours13° 28' 00.8"882.95 mieast2° 31' 26.2"173.57 minorth905.96 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaWed 5:36 AM327 km203 miles176 nmWest W
Saint-DenisWed 6:36 AM402 km250 miles217 nmSoutheast SE
AntananarivoWed 5:36 AM522 km324 miles282 nmWest W
Port LouisWed 6:36 AM557 km346 miles301 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntsirabeWed 5:36 AM587 km365 miles317 nmWest-southwest WSW
FianarantsoaWed 5:36 AM645 km401 miles348 nmWest-southwest WSW
MamoutzouWed 5:36 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniWed 5:36 AM1249 km776 miles674 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaWed 6:36 AM1580 km982 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamWed 5:36 AM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmNorthwest NW
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