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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, December 18, 2011 at 00:48:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseFull MoonSaturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM
This phaseThird QuarterSunday, December 18, 2011 at 12:49 AM
Next phaseNew MoonSaturday, December 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 03' South, Longitude: 75° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.89 meters/second, 1612.4 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.70 miwest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.1"1001.75 miwest0° 13' 14.8"15.17 misouth1001.76 mi
24 hours12° 08' 08.6"838.25 mieast5° 13' 14.6"358.74 misouth908.86 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addu CitySun 5:48 AM389 km242 miles210 nmNorthwest NW
Diego GarciaSun 6:48 AM599 km372 miles323 nmSouthwest SW
MaleSun 5:48 AM836 km520 miles452 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 6:18 AM1194 km742 miles645 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 6:18 AM1195 km742 miles645 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 6:18 AM1285 km798 miles694 nmNorth N
MaduraiSun 6:18 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmNorth N
BengaluruSun 6:18 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth N
ChennaiSun 6:18 AM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSun 4:48 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmWest W

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