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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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 08:56:00 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: 3%

Previous phaseNew MoonTuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 08:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 63° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.28 meters/second, 1495.0 km/hour, 928.9 miles/hour or 807.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 53.4"928.64 miwest0° 01' 03.4"1.21 misouth928.59 mi
24 hours15° 07' 20.9"977.59 mieast0° 18' 14.8"20.92 minorth978.79 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Thu 12:56 PM140 km87 miles76 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisThu 12:56 PM676 km420 miles365 nmWest W
Saint-DenisThu 12:56 PM883 km548 miles477 nmWest W
AntananarivoThu 11:56 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmWest W
Diego GarciaThu 2:56 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaThu 12:56 PM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandThu 1:56 PM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniThu 11:56 AM2428 km1508 miles1311 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleThu 1:56 PM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamThu 11:56 AM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmWest-northwest WNW

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