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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, February 28, 2014 at 05:30:00 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 phaseThird QuarterSaturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:17 PM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 84° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.85 meters/second, 1587.1 km/hour, 986.2 miles/hour or 857.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.43 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 26' 10.3"986.04 miwest0° 10' 56.3"12.53 minorth986.37 mi
24 hours13° 20' 35.5"911.39 mieast4° 35' 06.9"315.09 minorth968.90 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 11:30 AM1336 km830 miles721 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:00 AM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboFri 11:00 AM1840 km1144 miles994 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 10:30 AM1901 km1182 miles1027 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:00 AM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiFri 11:00 AM2215 km1376 miles1196 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurFri 1:30 PM2347 km1458 miles1267 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeFri 1:30 PM2442 km1517 miles1319 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaFri 12:30 PM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmEast E
ChennaiFri 11:00 AM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmNorth N

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