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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 29, 2012 at 20:46:00 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: 99%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 20:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 60° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.42 meters/second, 1509.9 km/hour, 938.2 miles/hour or 815.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.7"937.90 miwest0° 00' 39.3"0.75 misouth937.94 mi
24 hours11° 40' 32.3"754.66 mieast0° 42' 27.9"48.69 misouth757.98 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MuscatFri 12:46 AM350 km218 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NizwaFri 12:46 AM365 km227 miles197 nmNorthwest NW
SeebFri 12:46 AM378 km235 miles204 nmNorthwest NW
DubaiFri 12:46 AM705 km438 miles381 nmNorthwest NW
Abu DhabiFri 12:46 AM724 km450 miles391 nmNorthwest NW
SalalahFri 12:46 AM782 km486 miles422 nmWest-southwest WSW
Bandar-AbbasFri 12:16 AM808 km502 miles436 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KarachiFri 1:46 AM818 km508 miles442 nmNortheast NE
Hyderabad (PK)Fri 1:46 AM964 km599 miles520 nmEast-northeast ENE
DohaThu 11:46 PM1021 km635 miles551 nmWest-northwest WNW

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