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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 Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 14:32:00 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: 70%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterTuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Next phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 05' North, Longitude: 73° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.74 meters/second, 1619.1 km/hour, 1006.0 miles/hour or 874.2 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' 10.4"1005.97 miwest0° 11' 07.4"12.74 minorth1005.99 mi
24 hours10° 40' 31.5"737.94 mieast4° 20' 13.8"298.02 minorth794.26 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaleThu 7:32 PM237 km147 miles128 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Addu CityThu 7:32 PM305 km190 miles165 nmSouth S
KulhudhuffushiThu 7:32 PM502 km312 miles271 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramThu 8:02 PM830 km516 miles448 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboThu 8:02 PM925 km575 miles499 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 8:02 PM928 km576 miles501 nmNortheast NE
KandyThu 8:02 PM1018 km633 miles550 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiThu 8:02 PM1031 km641 miles557 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Diego GarciaThu 8:32 PM1043 km648 miles563 nmSouth S
BengaluruThu 8:02 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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