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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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 02:34:00 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: 59%

Previous phaseFull MoonMonday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterWednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 36' North, Longitude: 40° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.89 meters/second, 1565.6 km/hour, 972.8 miles/hour or 845.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.21 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.6"972.61 miwest0° 08' 04.7"9.26 misouth972.95 mi
24 hours11° 15' 36.5"753.80 mieast3° 33' 19.0"244.40 misouth797.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EddTue 5:34 AM153 km95 miles83 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mek'eleTue 5:34 AM162 km101 miles87 nmSouthwest SW
MendeferaTue 5:34 AM179 km111 miles97 nmWest W
AsmaraTue 5:34 AM182 km113 miles98 nmWest-northwest WNW
KerenTue 5:34 AM251 km156 miles136 nmWest-northwest WNW
Al HudaydahTue 5:34 AM270 km168 miles146 nmEast E
AssabTue 5:34 AM303 km189 miles164 nmSoutheast SE
LalibelaTue 5:34 AM323 km201 miles174 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GondarTue 5:34 AM391 km243 miles211 nmSouthwest SW
DessieTue 5:34 AM393 km245 miles212 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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