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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, September 22, 2012 at 12:24:00 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: 47%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:12 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterSaturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 58' South, Longitude: 77° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.39 meters/second, 1499.0 km/hour, 931.4 miles/hour or 809.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.52 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 24' 50.2"931.13 miwest0° 01' 46.4"2.03 minorth931.23 mi
24 hours13° 51' 15.4"895.00 mieast1° 18' 51.7"90.42 minorth903.38 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 6:24 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandSat 5:24 PM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmSouth S
Port LouisSat 4:24 PM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 4:24 PM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmWest W
MaleSat 5:24 PM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 4:24 PM3025 km1879 miles1633 nmNorthwest NW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 5:54 PM3088 km1919 miles1668 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSat 3:24 PM3182 km1977 miles1718 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 5:24 PM3222 km2002 miles1740 nmSouth S
JakartaSat 7:24 PM3524 km2190 miles1903 nmEast-northeast ENE
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