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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, September 7, 2012 at 23:36:00 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: 56%

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, September 7, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 58' North, Longitude: 86° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.27 meters/second, 1509.4 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.9"937.54 miwest0° 01' 47.7"2.06 minorth937.45 mi
24 hours11° 45' 37.9"759.82 mieast0° 15' 49.3"18.14 minorth759.37 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BhadrakSat 5:06 AM13 km8 miles7 nmNorthwest NW
BalasoreSat 5:06 AM38 km24 miles20 nmNorth N
KendraparaSat 5:06 AM54 km33 miles29 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JagatsinghpurSat 5:06 AM89 km56 miles48 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BaripadaSat 5:06 AM109 km68 miles59 nmNorth N
BhubaneswarSat 5:06 AM110 km68 miles59 nmSouthwest SW
BhubaneshwarSat 5:06 AM111 km69 miles60 nmSouthwest SW
DhenkanalSat 5:06 AM111 km69 miles60 nmWest-southwest WSW
KharagpurSat 5:06 AM129 km80 miles70 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KhordhaSat 5:06 AM133 km82 miles72 nmSouthwest SW

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