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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, April 5, 2013 at 04:36:00 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: 28%

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 Friday, April 5, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 21' South, Longitude: 49° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.42 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.31 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 28' 40.9"978.34 miwest0° 09' 36.7"11.01 minorth978.70 mi
24 hours12° 16' 15.9"829.24 mieast4° 05' 52.4"281.65 minorth881.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaFri 7:36 AM61 km38 miles33 nmWest W
MamoutzouFri 7:36 AM504 km313 miles272 nmWest W
MahajangaFri 7:36 AM535 km332 miles289 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduFri 7:36 AM594 km369 miles320 nmWest W
ToamasinaFri 7:36 AM645 km401 miles348 nmSouth S
FomboniFri 7:36 AM665 km413 miles359 nmWest W
MoroniFri 7:36 AM722 km448 miles390 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 7:36 AM769 km478 miles415 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntsirabeFri 7:36 AM885 km550 miles478 nmSouth-southwest SSW
VictoriaFri 8:36 AM1053 km654 miles569 nmNortheast NE

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