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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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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 70%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 57' North, Longitude: 82° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.77 meters/second, 1619.2 km/hour, 1006.1 miles/hour or 874.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.77 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 33' 09.7"1006.03 miwest0° 11' 08.1"12.75 minorth1006.06 mi
24 hours10° 40' 40.1"738.16 mieast4° 20' 38.5"298.49 minorth794.69 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiThu 7:22 PM609 km378 miles329 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 7:22 PM616 km383 miles332 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboThu 7:22 PM621 km386 miles335 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KandyThu 7:22 PM625 km388 miles338 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 7:22 PM950 km590 miles513 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiThu 7:22 PM1005 km624 miles543 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleThu 6:52 PM1029 km639 miles556 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChennaiThu 7:22 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmNorth N
BangaloreThu 7:22 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Diego GarciaThu 7:52 PM1520 km944 miles821 nmSouthwest SW

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