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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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 14:22:00 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: 39%

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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 14:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 18' South, Longitude: 41° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.48 meters/second, 1582.1 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 29' 29.3"982.95 miwest0° 10' 21.8"11.87 minorth983.32 mi
24 hours11° 51' 07.2"803.94 mieast4° 19' 04.9"296.76 minorth861.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoroniMon 5:22 PM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-southeast ESE
FomboniMon 5:22 PM264 km164 miles142 nmEast-southeast ESE
MutsamuduMon 5:22 PM326 km203 miles176 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamoutzouMon 5:22 PM435 km270 miles235 nmEast-southeast ESE
NampulaMon 4:22 PM488 km303 miles264 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamMon 5:22 PM555 km345 miles299 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Zanzibar CityMon 5:22 PM625 km388 miles337 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MombasaMon 5:22 PM828 km515 miles447 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaMon 5:22 PM853 km530 miles461 nmNorthwest NW
LilongweMon 4:22 PM894 km555 miles483 nmWest-southwest WSW

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