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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, April 4, 2013 at 04:46:00 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: 39%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:38 AM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 04:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 48' South, Longitude: 34° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.16 meters/second, 1548.6 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.1"962.04 miwest0° 07' 46.4"8.91 minorth962.38 mi
24 hours12° 49' 37.7"853.81 mieast3° 29' 08.8"239.64 minorth893.34 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BlantyreThu 6:46 AM42 km26 miles23 nmEast E
ZombaThu 6:46 AM89 km55 miles48 nmEast-northeast ENE
LilongweThu 6:46 AM220 km137 miles119 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChipataThu 6:46 AM319 km198 miles172 nmNorthwest NW
MutareThu 6:46 AM408 km254 miles220 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HarareThu 6:46 AM441 km274 miles238 nmWest-southwest WSW
BeiraThu 6:46 AM447 km278 miles241 nmSouth S
ChitungwizaThu 6:46 AM451 km280 miles243 nmWest-southwest WSW
MzuzuThu 6:46 AM485 km301 miles262 nmNorth N
NampulaThu 6:46 AM505 km314 miles272 nmEast E

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