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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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 06:12:00 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

The moon is so close to the Sun that it is probably impossible to see from earth

Fraction of moon illuminated: 0%

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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 06:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 21' South, Longitude: 79° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.56 meters/second, 1582.4 km/hour, 983.3 miles/hour or 854.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.39 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 26' 48.0"983.06 miwest0° 11' 36.1"13.29 misouth982.85 mi
24 hours13° 35' 51.8"925.30 mieast4° 18' 46.0"296.46 misouth964.74 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:12 PM803 km499 miles434 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 11:12 AM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:42 AM1908 km1186 miles1030 nmNorth N
ColomboMon 11:42 AM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramMon 11:42 AM2097 km1303 miles1133 nmNorth N
MaduraiMon 11:42 AM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmNorth N
Port LouisMon 10:12 AM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmWest-southwest WSW
BengaluruMon 11:42 AM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmNorth N
ChennaiMon 11:42 AM2594 km1612 miles1401 nmNorth N
VictoriaMon 10:12 AM2681 km1666 miles1447 nmWest-northwest WNW

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