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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: 12%
Previous phaseNew MoonMonday, October 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, October 22, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 24' South
Longitude: 72° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.05 meters/second, 1501.4 km/hour, 932.9 miles/hour or 810.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.55 miwest0° 00' 03.1"0.06 misouth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.3"932.67 miwest0° 03' 05.8"3.55 misouth932.52 mi
24 hours14° 44' 06.5"955.41 mieast0° 32' 48.1"37.61 misouth954.44 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 3:36 PM1446 km899 miles781 nmNorth N
Port LouisThu 1:36 PM1552 km964 miles838 nmWest W
Saint-DenisThu 1:36 PM1762 km1095 miles951 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandThu 2:36 PM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VictoriaThu 1:36 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoThu 12:36 PM2608 km1620 miles1408 nmWest W
MaleThu 2:36 PM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 3:06 PM3130 km1945 miles1690 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-aux-FrancaisThu 2:36 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmSouth S
MoroniThu 12:36 PM3248 km2019 miles1754 nmWest-northwest WNW
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