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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, October 6, 2012 at 23:26:00 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: 63%

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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 81° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.11 meters/second, 1512.4 km/hour, 939.8 miles/hour or 816.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"939.44 miwest0° 02' 10.5"2.50 misouth939.55 mi
24 hours11° 41' 57.6"757.45 mieast1° 18' 57.0"90.51 misouth766.01 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DhamtariSun 4:56 AM24 km15 miles13 nmWest-northwest WNW
RaipurSun 4:56 AM67 km42 miles36 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BhilaiSun 4:56 AM75 km47 miles41 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NuapadaSun 4:56 AM82 km51 miles44 nmEast-northeast ENE
BarabankiSun 4:56 AM101 km63 miles55 nmEast-southeast ESE
NabarangpurSun 4:56 AM176 km110 miles95 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BalangirSun 4:56 AM178 km111 miles96 nmEast E
SonepurSun 4:56 AM186 km116 miles100 nmEast E
GondiaSun 4:56 AM187 km116 miles101 nmWest-northwest WNW
GadchiroliSun 4:56 AM192 km120 miles104 nmWest-southwest WSW

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