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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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 5%

Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' South, Longitude: 55° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.36 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 37.3"944.49 miwest0° 06' 30.6"7.46 misouth944.22 mi
24 hours14° 41' 22.3"963.89 mieast1° 57' 32.6"134.75 misouth967.62 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisWed 1:46 PM268 km167 miles145 nmSouth S
Port LouisWed 1:46 PM280 km174 miles151 nmSoutheast SE
ToamasinaWed 12:46 PM649 km403 miles351 nmWest W
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Wed 1:46 PM841 km522 miles454 nmEast E
AntananarivoWed 12:46 PM847 km527 miles458 nmWest W
AntsirabeWed 12:46 PM908 km564 miles490 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniWed 12:46 PM1516 km942 miles819 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaWed 1:46 PM1530 km951 miles826 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamWed 12:46 PM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmNorthwest NW
Diego GarciaWed 3:46 PM2204 km1369 miles1190 nmEast-northeast ENE

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