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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, October 5, 2012 at 22:36:00 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: 72%

Previous phaseFull MoonSunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 01' North, Longitude: 82° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.10 meters/second, 1508.7 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.62 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.6"937.16 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 minorth937.15 mi
24 hours11° 42' 26.2"756.08 mieast0° 20' 50.8"23.90 misouth757.33 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NuapadaSat 4:06 AM45 km28 miles24 nmEast-southeast ESE
RaipurSat 4:06 AM60 km37 miles32 nmWest-northwest WNW
DhamtariSat 4:06 AM72 km45 miles39 nmWest-southwest WSW
BhilaiSat 4:06 AM84 km52 miles45 nmWest-northwest WNW
BarabankiSat 4:06 AM87 km54 miles47 nmSoutheast SE
BalangirSat 4:06 AM142 km88 miles77 nmEast-southeast ESE
SonepurSat 4:06 AM156 km97 miles84 nmEast-southeast ESE
BargarhSat 4:06 AM189 km118 miles102 nmEast E
NabarangpurSat 4:06 AM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth S
GondiaSat 4:06 AM209 km130 miles113 nmWest-northwest WNW

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