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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, October 6, 2013 at 09:42:00 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: 2%

Previous phaseNew MoonSaturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 19' South, Longitude: 47° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.38 meters/second, 1574.6 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.31 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.4"978.19 miwest0° 09' 03.3"10.37 misouth977.96 mi
24 hours12° 54' 12.7"872.08 mieast3° 16' 53.1"225.59 misouth895.04 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaSun 12:42 PM186 km115 miles100 nmEast E
MamoutzouSun 12:42 PM261 km162 miles141 nmWest-southwest WSW
MutsamuduSun 12:42 PM347 km216 miles187 nmWest W
MahajangaSun 12:42 PM402 km250 miles217 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FomboniSun 12:42 PM418 km260 miles226 nmWest W
MoroniSun 12:42 PM476 km296 miles257 nmWest W
ToamasinaSun 12:42 PM675 km420 miles365 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoSun 12:42 PM731 km454 miles395 nmSouth S
AntsirabeSun 12:42 PM838 km521 miles453 nmSouth S
NampulaSun 11:42 AM952 km592 miles514 nmWest-southwest WSW

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