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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 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 00:26:00 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: 50%

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 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 23' North, Longitude: 82° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.58 meters/second, 1586.1 km/hour, 985.5 miles/hour or 856.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 31' 53.0"985.38 miwest0° 09' 34.9"10.98 misouth985.72 mi
24 hours11° 16' 17.1"764.35 mieast4° 06' 12.0"282.01 misouth819.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChennaiWed 5:56 AM325 km202 miles175 nmNorthwest NW
TrincomaleeWed 5:56 AM351 km218 miles190 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KalmunaiWed 5:56 AM449 km279 miles243 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KandyWed 5:56 AM507 km315 miles274 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaduraiWed 5:56 AM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteWed 5:56 AM585 km363 miles316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ColomboWed 5:56 AM585 km364 miles316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BengaluruWed 5:56 AM587 km365 miles317 nmWest-northwest WNW
TheniWed 5:56 AM593 km369 miles320 nmWest-southwest WSW
KakinadaWed 5:56 AM619 km385 miles334 nmNorth N

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