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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: 46%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' South, Longitude: 73° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1616.9 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 27.3"1004.60 miwest0° 11' 50.6"13.56 misouth1004.67 mi
24 hours11° 38' 50.1"805.61 mieast4° 45' 28.5"326.92 misouth868.25 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addu CityFri 6:18 AM14 km9 miles8 nmSouthwest SW
MaleFri 6:18 AM527 km327 miles284 nmNorth N
Diego GarciaFri 7:18 AM752 km467 miles406 nmSouth S
KulhudhuffushiFri 6:18 AM796 km495 miles430 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramFri 6:48 AM1087 km675 miles587 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboFri 6:48 AM1111 km690 miles600 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 6:48 AM1112 km691 miles600 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiFri 6:48 AM1282 km796 miles692 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BangaloreFri 6:48 AM1573 km978 miles850 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiFri 6:48 AM1700 km1056 miles918 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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