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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 13:42:00 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 13:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 07' South, Longitude: 63° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.58 meters/second, 1604.1 km/hour, 996.7 miles/hour or 866.1 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' 12.0"996.64 miwest0° 11' 08.5"12.76 minorth996.92 mi
24 hours11° 15' 44.7"773.06 mieast4° 31' 05.8"310.47 minorth835.84 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaTue 5:42 PM887 km551 miles479 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaTue 7:42 PM1033 km642 miles558 nmEast E
Port LouisTue 5:42 PM1564 km972 miles845 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleTue 6:42 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisTue 5:42 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntananarivoTue 4:42 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuTue 4:42 PM2214 km1376 miles1196 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniTue 4:42 PM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramTue 7:12 PM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmNortheast NE
ColomboTue 7:12 PM2426 km1508 miles1310 nmNortheast NE

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