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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, December 6, 2012 at 00:26:00 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: 57%

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, December 6, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' North, Longitude: 74° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.34 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 13.5"1002.80 miwest0° 11' 17.3"12.93 misouth1003.01 mi
24 hours11° 13' 58.9"774.89 mieast4° 38' 05.1"318.45 misouth839.13 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaleThu 5:26 AM148 km92 miles80 nmWest W
KulhudhuffushiThu 5:26 AM329 km204 miles178 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 5:56 AM527 km328 miles285 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Addu CityThu 5:26 AM575 km357 miles311 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ColomboThu 5:56 AM631 km392 miles341 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 5:56 AM635 km395 miles343 nmEast-northeast ENE
KochiThu 5:56 AM656 km408 miles354 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiThu 5:56 AM726 km451 miles392 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KandyThu 5:56 AM726 km451 miles392 nmEast-northeast ENE
KalmunaiThu 5:56 AM850 km528 miles459 nmEast-northeast ENE

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