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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, August 31, 2012 at 19:58:00 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: 100%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 31, 2012 at 19:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 35' South, Longitude: 61° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.94 meters/second, 1616.2 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.1"1004.17 miwest0° 11' 49.5"13.54 minorth1004.33 mi
24 hours11° 05' 42.2"766.67 mieast4° 42' 04.1"323.01 minorth832.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 11:58 PM708 km440 miles382 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaSat 1:58 AM1320 km820 miles713 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleSat 12:58 AM1531 km951 miles827 nmEast-northeast ENE
MogadishuFri 10:58 PM1870 km1162 miles1010 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisFri 11:58 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:28 AM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisFri 11:58 PM2127 km1322 miles1149 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniFri 10:58 PM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmWest-southwest WSW
ColomboSat 1:28 AM2296 km1426 miles1240 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 1:28 AM2299 km1429 miles1242 nmEast-northeast ENE

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