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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 12:14:00 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 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 46° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.83 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.8 miles/hour or 821.9 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' 50.0"945.61 miwest0° 06' 19.6"7.25 minorth945.93 mi
24 hours13° 37' 57.1"894.38 mieast3° 00' 48.2"207.22 minorth925.29 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntananarivoSat 3:14 PM158 km98 miles85 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntsirabeSat 3:14 PM182 km113 miles98 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MahajangaSat 3:14 PM307 km191 miles166 nmNorth N
FianarantsoaSat 3:14 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ToamasinaSat 3:14 PM352 km219 miles190 nmEast E
ToliaraSat 3:14 PM594 km369 miles321 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouSat 3:14 PM638 km397 miles345 nmNorth N
MutsamuduSat 3:14 PM723 km449 miles391 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FomboniSat 3:14 PM732 km455 miles395 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSat 3:14 PM811 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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