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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 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' South, Longitude: 55° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 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' 37.2"944.46 miwest0° 06' 30.4"7.46 misouth944.20 mi
24 hours14° 41' 23.5"963.89 mieast1° 57' 25.8"134.62 misouth967.61 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 1:48 PM271 km168 miles146 nmSouth S
Port LouisWed 1:48 PM319 km198 miles172 nmSoutheast SE
ToamasinaWed 12:48 PM599 km372 miles323 nmWest W
AntananarivoWed 12:48 PM797 km495 miles430 nmWest W
AntsirabeWed 12:48 PM858 km533 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Wed 1:48 PM891 km553 miles481 nmEast E
MoroniWed 12:48 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaWed 1:48 PM1531 km952 miles827 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamWed 12:48 PM2140 km1330 miles1156 nmNorthwest NW
Diego GarciaWed 3:48 PM2247 km1396 miles1214 nmEast-northeast ENE

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