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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 04:34:00 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 04:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' North, Longitude: 97° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.44 meters/second, 1610.8 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.6"1000.79 miwest0° 10' 50.6"12.42 minorth1000.72 mi
24 hours11° 17' 49.2"778.15 mieast4° 09' 17.8"285.53 minorth825.81 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehTue 11:34 AM218 km135 miles118 nmWest W
MedanTue 11:34 AM242 km150 miles131 nmSoutheast SE
PhuketTue 11:34 AM317 km197 miles171 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PematangsiantarTue 11:34 AM318 km197 miles172 nmSoutheast SE
George TownTue 12:34 PM341 km212 miles184 nmEast E
Alor SetarTue 12:34 PM357 km222 miles193 nmEast-northeast ENE
Hat YaiTue 11:34 AM405 km251 miles219 nmEast-northeast ENE
IpohTue 12:34 PM433 km269 miles234 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurTue 12:34 PM546 km339 miles295 nmEast-southeast ESE
SerembanTue 12:34 PM587 km365 miles317 nmEast-southeast ESE

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