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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 Monday, May 6, 2013 at 04:14:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 14%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Next phaseNew MoonFriday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 04:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 07' North, Longitude: 72° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.36 meters/second, 1614.1 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.8"1002.87 miwest0° 10' 50.7"12.42 minorth1002.83 mi
24 hours11° 07' 22.6"767.40 mieast4° 11' 08.9"287.63 minorth817.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaleMon 9:14 AM127 km79 miles68 nmEast E
KulhudhuffushiMon 9:14 AM287 km178 miles155 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Addu CityMon 9:14 AM538 km334 miles290 nmSouth S
ThiruvananthapuramMon 9:44 AM701 km436 miles378 nmNortheast NE
ColomboMon 9:44 AM886 km551 miles478 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 9:44 AM890 km553 miles481 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiMon 9:44 AM902 km560 miles487 nmNortheast NE
KandyMon 9:44 AM980 km609 miles529 nmEast-northeast ENE
MangaluruMon 9:44 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BengaluruMon 9:44 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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