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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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 06:02:00 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: 2%

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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 06:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 27' South, Longitude: 68° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.58 meters/second, 1604.1 km/hour, 996.7 miles/hour or 866.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.61 miwest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 misouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 28' 21.9"996.58 miwest0° 12' 32.2"14.36 misouth996.51 mi
24 hours12° 56' 38.4"891.31 mieast4° 52' 05.3"334.55 misouth947.65 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:02 PM478 km297 miles258 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CitySun 11:02 AM735 km456 miles397 nmNortheast NE
MaleSun 11:02 AM1199 km745 miles648 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSun 10:02 AM1453 km903 miles784 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramSun 11:32 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 11:32 AM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:32 AM1860 km1156 miles1005 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiSun 11:32 AM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisSun 10:02 AM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisSun 10:02 AM2216 km1377 miles1197 nmSouthwest SW
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