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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 14:48:00 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: 44%

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 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 24' South, Longitude: 40° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.50 meters/second, 1535.4 km/hour, 954.1 miles/hour or 829.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.90 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 27' 00.2"953.84 miwest0° 07' 10.4"8.22 minorth954.19 mi
24 hours12° 49' 09.4"846.24 mieast3° 16' 15.7"224.91 minorth882.45 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaSun 4:48 PM281 km174 miles152 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BlantyreSun 4:48 PM603 km375 miles326 nmWest-northwest WNW
BeiraSun 4:48 PM646 km402 miles349 nmWest-southwest WSW
MahajangaSun 5:48 PM657 km408 miles355 nmEast-northeast ENE
FomboniSun 5:48 PM670 km417 miles362 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniSun 5:48 PM702 km436 miles379 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutsamuduSun 5:48 PM721 km448 miles390 nmNortheast NE
MamoutzouSun 5:48 PM728 km452 miles393 nmNortheast NE
AntsirabeSun 5:48 PM751 km466 miles405 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoSun 5:48 PM771 km479 miles416 nmEast-southeast ESE

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