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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:06:00 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: 18%

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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 48° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.79 meters/second, 1522.0 km/hour, 945.7 miles/hour or 821.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 24' 49.1"945.52 miwest0° 06' 18.7"7.24 minorth945.84 mi
24 hours13° 38' 15.4"894.64 mieast3° 00' 29.1"206.86 minorth925.46 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntananarivoSat 3:06 PM69 km43 miles37 nmSouthwest SW
ToamasinaSat 3:06 PM152 km95 miles82 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntsirabeSat 3:06 PM182 km113 miles98 nmSouthwest SW
FianarantsoaSat 3:06 PM340 km212 miles184 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MahajangaSat 3:06 PM357 km222 miles193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MamoutzouSat 3:06 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MutsamuduSat 3:06 PM802 km498 miles433 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisSat 4:06 PM823 km511 miles444 nmEast-southeast ESE
FomboniSat 3:06 PM827 km514 miles446 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniSat 3:06 PM910 km566 miles492 nmNorthwest NW

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