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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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 13:22:00 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: 50%

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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 13:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 11' South, Longitude: 67° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.51 meters/second, 1603.8 km/hour, 996.6 miles/hour or 866.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.7"996.48 miwest0° 11' 08.0"12.75 minorth996.76 mi
24 hours11° 16' 09.9"773.43 mieast4° 31' 00.9"310.37 minorth836.19 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaTue 7:22 PM498 km310 miles269 nmEast E
Addu CityTue 6:22 PM923 km574 miles499 nmNortheast NE
MaleTue 6:22 PM1401 km871 miles757 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaTue 5:22 PM1407 km875 miles760 nmWest W
Port LouisTue 5:22 PM1824 km1133 miles985 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramTue 6:52 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisTue 5:22 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboTue 6:52 PM2048 km1272 miles1106 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteTue 6:52 PM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiTue 6:52 PM2203 km1369 miles1190 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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