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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:38:00 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: 23%

Previous phaseThird QuarterMonday, October 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 42' North, Longitude: 81° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.53 meters/second, 1593.1 km/hour, 989.9 miles/hour or 860.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.0"989.77 miwest0° 10' 33.7"12.10 misouth990.10 mi
24 hours11° 40' 52.5"796.49 mieast4° 28' 55.5"308.01 misouth858.16 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrincomaleeThu 8:08 AM140 km87 miles76 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JaffnaThu 8:08 AM200 km124 miles108 nmWest W
VedaranyamThu 8:08 AM230 km143 miles124 nmWest-northwest WNW
NagapattinamThu 8:08 AM249 km155 miles134 nmWest-northwest WNW
KalmunaiThu 8:08 AM252 km156 miles136 nmSouth S
KandyThu 8:08 AM296 km184 miles160 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 8:08 AM375 km233 miles203 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboThu 8:08 AM376 km234 miles203 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiThu 8:08 AM408 km254 miles220 nmWest W
ChennaiThu 8:08 AM411 km255 miles222 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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