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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 Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 14:48:00 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: 62%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, August 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 22' South, Longitude: 59° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.14 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 807.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.3"928.31 miwest0° 00' 29.2"0.56 misouth928.29 mi
24 hours14° 07' 08.8"909.64 mieast0° 27' 08.3"31.12 minorth911.56 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSat 6:48 PM216 km134 miles117 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisSat 6:48 PM386 km240 miles209 nmWest W
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sat 6:48 PM484 km301 miles261 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntananarivoSat 5:48 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmWest W
VictoriaSat 6:48 PM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSat 5:48 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 8:48 PM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandSat 7:48 PM2542 km1579 miles1372 nmSoutheast SE
Dar es SalaamSat 5:48 PM2674 km1662 miles1444 nmNorthwest NW
MaputoSat 4:48 PM2751 km1709 miles1485 nmWest-southwest WSW

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