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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: 43%

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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 64° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.97 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.88 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 26' 51.7"952.65 miwest0° 07' 00.6"8.04 minorth953.00 mi
24 hours12° 52' 27.8"848.96 mieast3° 12' 53.0"221.05 minorth884.10 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSun 5:06 PM810 km503 miles437 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 5:06 PM1038 km645 miles560 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaSun 7:06 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaSun 5:06 PM1754 km1090 miles947 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSun 4:06 PM1822 km1132 miles984 nmWest W
MoroniSun 4:06 PM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandSun 6:06 PM2567 km1595 miles1386 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleSun 6:06 PM2595 km1613 miles1401 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamSun 4:06 PM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuSun 4:06 PM3038 km1888 miles1640 nmNorthwest NW

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