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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 03:28:00 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 03:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 03' North, Longitude: 81° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.96 meters/second, 1609.1 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 31.8"999.70 miwest0° 11' 51.6"13.58 misouth999.94 mi
24 hours11° 55' 45.2"821.96 mieast4° 54' 02.1"336.72 misouth890.20 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalleFri 8:58 AM172 km107 miles93 nmNorthwest NW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 8:58 AM262 km163 miles142 nmNorthwest NW
KandyFri 8:58 AM263 km163 miles142 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KalmunaiFri 8:58 AM266 km165 miles144 nmNorth N
ColomboFri 8:58 AM269 km167 miles145 nmNorthwest NW
TrincomaleeFri 8:58 AM390 km242 miles211 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramFri 8:58 AM624 km388 miles337 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiFri 8:58 AM650 km404 miles351 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 8:28 AM883 km549 miles477 nmWest W
ChennaiFri 8:58 AM897 km558 miles484 nmNorth N
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