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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:24:00 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

Fraction of moon illuminated: 43%

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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 41' South, Longitude: 75° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.75 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.87 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 26' 48.2"952.15 miwest0° 06' 56.3"7.95 minorth952.49 mi
24 hours12° 53' 52.7"850.12 mieast3° 11' 25.0"219.37 minorth884.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 6:24 PM1181 km734 miles637 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSun 4:24 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 4:24 PM2092 km1300 miles1130 nmWest-southwest WSW
Amsterdam IslandSun 5:24 PM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmSouth S
MaleSun 5:24 PM2423 km1506 miles1309 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 4:24 PM2581 km1603 miles1393 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 5:54 PM2769 km1720 miles1495 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoSun 3:24 PM2914 km1811 miles1574 nmWest W
BengaluruSun 5:54 PM3401 km2113 miles1836 nmNorth N
MoroniSun 3:24 PM3486 km2166 miles1882 nmWest W
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