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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 Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 01:48:00 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: 45%

Previous phaseThird QuarterWednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM
Next phaseNew MoonWednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 01:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' South, Longitude: 66° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.87 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 53.8"999.49 miwest0° 10' 11.8"11.68 misouth999.40 mi
24 hours11° 32' 20.9"793.68 mieast3° 58' 21.2"273.00 misouth835.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 7:48 AM632 km393 miles341 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityThu 6:48 AM920 km572 miles497 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 5:48 AM1272 km791 miles687 nmWest W
MaleThu 6:48 AM1356 km843 miles732 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisThu 5:48 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 7:18 AM1966 km1222 miles1061 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 7:18 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 7:18 AM2042 km1269 miles1103 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisThu 5:48 AM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiThu 7:18 AM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmNortheast NE
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