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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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 03:14:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it hard to see from earth.

Fraction of moon illuminated: 2%

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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 03:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' North, Longitude: 116° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.60 meters/second, 1611.4 km/hour, 1001.3 miles/hour or 870.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.2"1001.16 miwest0° 10' 53.2"12.47 minorth1001.10 mi
24 hours11° 17' 46.2"778.39 mieast4° 10' 38.6"287.06 minorth826.66 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kota KinabaluTue 11:14 AM124 km77 miles67 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Bandar Seri BegawanTue 11:14 AM185 km115 miles100 nmWest W
Pekan TutongTue 11:14 AM221 km137 miles119 nmWest W
Kuala BelaitTue 11:14 AM271 km168 miles146 nmWest W
MiriTue 11:14 AM301 km187 miles163 nmWest-southwest WSW
Puerto PrincesaTue 11:14 AM572 km356 miles309 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SamarindaTue 11:14 AM612 km380 miles330 nmSouth S
Zamboanga CityTue 11:14 AM638 km396 miles345 nmEast-northeast ENE
BalikpapanTue 11:14 AM693 km430 miles374 nmSouth S
PaluTue 11:14 AM746 km463 miles403 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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