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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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 15:10:00 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: 81%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Next phaseFull MoonThursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 15:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 46' South, Longitude: 80° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.78 meters/second, 1554.4 km/hour, 965.9 miles/hour or 839.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.10 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 26' 13.8"965.68 miwest0° 08' 14.2"9.44 minorth966.03 mi
24 hours13° 18' 10.4"889.83 mieast3° 41' 13.9"253.47 minorth931.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 9:10 PM1221 km758 miles659 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 8:10 PM2239 km1392 miles1209 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 8:40 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 8:40 PM2400 km1491 miles1296 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 7:10 PM2531 km1573 miles1367 nmWest-southwest WSW
Amsterdam IslandSun 8:10 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmSouth S
ThiruvananthapuramSun 8:40 PM2606 km1620 miles1407 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisSun 7:10 PM2755 km1712 miles1487 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSun 7:10 PM2983 km1853 miles1611 nmWest-northwest WNW
JakartaSun 10:10 PM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmEast-northeast ENE

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