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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 15:24:00 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 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 14' North, Longitude: 60° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.70 meters/second, 1618.9 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"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 33' 11.3"1005.89 miwest0° 11' 06.4"12.72 minorth1005.90 mi
24 hours10° 40' 20.6"737.66 mieast4° 19' 40.2"297.37 minorth793.68 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaThu 7:24 PM941 km585 miles508 nmSouthwest SW
MaleThu 8:24 PM1467 km911 miles792 nmEast E
MogadishuThu 6:24 PM1682 km1045 miles908 nmWest W
Diego GarciaThu 9:24 PM1699 km1056 miles917 nmSoutheast SE
ThiruvananthapuramThu 8:54 PM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdenThu 6:24 PM2067 km1285 miles1116 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiThu 8:54 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmEast-northeast ENE
DjiboutiThu 6:24 PM2173 km1350 miles1173 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboThu 8:54 PM2215 km1376 miles1196 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 8:54 PM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmEast-northeast ENE

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