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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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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 7:34 AM
Next phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 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: 78° 48' 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' 47.9"983.05 miwest0° 11' 36.0"13.29 misouth982.83 mi
24 hours13° 35' 53.7"925.33 mieast4° 18' 43.9"296.42 misouth964.75 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 PM777 km483 miles419 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 11:12 AM1710 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:42 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmNorth N
ColomboMon 11:42 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramMon 11:42 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmNorth N
MaduraiMon 11:42 AM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmNorth N
Port LouisMon 10:12 AM2529 km1571 miles1365 nmWest-southwest WSW
BangaloreMon 11:42 AM2583 km1605 miles1394 nmNorth N
ChennaiMon 11:42 AM2596 km1613 miles1402 nmNorth N
VictoriaMon 10:12 AM2652 km1648 miles1432 nmWest-northwest WNW

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