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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, July 26, 2013 at 22:00:00 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: 78%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, July 22, 2013 at 6:17 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, July 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, July 26, 2013 at 22:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 15' North, Longitude: 84° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.95 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 31.8"1001.97 miwest0° 11' 27.2"13.12 minorth1001.96 mi
24 hours11° 39' 33.7"805.19 mieast4° 23' 43.4"302.03 minorth857.59 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiSat 3:30 AM527 km328 miles285 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KandySat 3:30 AM592 km368 miles320 nmNorthwest NW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 3:30 AM617 km383 miles333 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSat 3:30 AM623 km387 miles337 nmNorthwest NW
TrincomaleeSat 3:30 AM670 km417 miles362 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 3:30 AM985 km612 miles532 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiSat 3:30 AM993 km617 miles536 nmNorthwest NW
ChennaiSat 3:30 AM1167 km725 miles630 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSat 3:00 AM1185 km737 miles640 nmWest W
BengaluruSat 3:30 AM1296 km805 miles700 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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