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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: 56%

Previous phaseFull MoonWednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 06' North, Longitude: 64° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.41 meters/second, 1614.3 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.6"1002.96 miwest0° 11' 18.6"12.95 misouth1003.16 mi
24 hours11° 14' 30.2"775.62 mieast4° 38' 28.6"318.90 misouth839.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KulhudhuffushiThu 6:08 AM1002 km622 miles541 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleThu 6:08 AM1012 km629 miles547 nmEast E
VictoriaThu 5:08 AM1385 km860 miles748 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 6:38 AM1472 km915 miles795 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaThu 7:08 AM1547 km961 miles835 nmSoutheast SE
MaduraiThu 6:38 AM1647 km1023 miles889 nmEast-northeast ENE
ColomboThu 6:38 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 6:38 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmEast E
BangaloreThu 6:38 AM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNortheast NE
MumbaiThu 6:38 AM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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