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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, October 18, 2013 at 17:48:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 18, 2013 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 03' North, Longitude: 85° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.74 meters/second, 1590.3 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.47 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 30' 22.5"988.01 miwest0° 09' 31.0"10.90 minorth987.82 mi
24 hours11° 52' 48.0"809.16 mieast3° 30' 19.1"240.95 minorth839.58 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiFri 11:18 PM541 km336 miles292 nmWest-southwest WSW
TrincomaleeFri 11:18 PM545 km339 miles294 nmWest-southwest WSW
KandyFri 11:18 PM661 km411 miles357 nmWest-southwest WSW
ChennaiFri 11:18 PM705 km438 miles381 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:18 PM752 km468 miles406 nmWest-southwest WSW
ColomboFri 11:18 PM756 km470 miles408 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaduraiFri 11:18 PM861 km535 miles465 nmWest W
VisakhapatnamFri 11:18 PM895 km556 miles483 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengaluruFri 11:18 PM972 km604 miles525 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:18 PM1005 km625 miles543 nmWest W

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