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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 12, 2012 at 03:18:00 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: 15%

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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' North, Longitude: 83° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.94 meters/second, 1609.0 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 32.0"999.65 miwest0° 11' 51.2"13.57 misouth999.89 mi
24 hours11° 55' 37.2"821.77 mieast4° 53' 55.0"336.58 misouth889.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiFri 8:48 AM341 km212 miles184 nmNorthwest NW
KandyFri 8:48 AM431 km268 miles232 nmNorthwest NW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 8:48 AM478 km297 miles258 nmWest-northwest WNW
TrincomaleeFri 8:48 AM482 km299 miles260 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboFri 8:48 AM484 km301 miles261 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaduraiFri 8:48 AM827 km514 miles447 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 8:48 AM850 km528 miles459 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChennaiFri 8:48 AM967 km601 miles522 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengaluruFri 8:48 AM1112 km691 miles600 nmNorthwest NW
MaleFri 8:18 AM1150 km715 miles621 nmWest W

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