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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, August 26, 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: 72%

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 Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 73° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.61 meters/second, 1499.8 km/hour, 931.9 miles/hour or 809.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.53 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.6"931.62 miwest0° 02' 51.6"3.28 minorth931.77 mi
24 hours13° 48' 34.0"892.41 mieast1° 44' 32.3"119.85 minorth905.40 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 8:48 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 6:48 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 6:48 PM1851 km1150 miles1000 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSun 7:48 PM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VictoriaSun 6:48 PM2637 km1638 miles1424 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSun 5:48 PM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmWest W
MaleSun 7:48 PM2775 km1724 miles1498 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 8:18 PM3160 km1963 miles1706 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 7:48 PM3167 km1968 miles1710 nmSouth S
MoroniSun 5:48 PM3357 km2086 miles1813 nmWest-northwest WNW

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