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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 07:02:00 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

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 07:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 30' South, Longitude: 67° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.31 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.38 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 26' 44.5"982.49 miwest0° 11' 33.1"13.23 misouth982.27 mi
24 hours13° 37' 14.2"926.38 mieast4° 17' 12.7"294.68 misouth965.16 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 1:02 PM689 km428 miles372 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaMon 11:02 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisMon 11:02 AM1478 km919 miles798 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisMon 11:02 AM1688 km1049 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
MaleMon 12:02 PM1776 km1103 miles959 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoMon 10:02 AM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramMon 12:32 PM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboMon 12:32 PM2396 km1489 miles1293 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:32 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiMon 12:32 PM2571 km1598 miles1388 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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