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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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 01:16:00 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: 35%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 01:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' South, Longitude: 85° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.59 meters/second, 1607.7 km/hour, 999.0 miles/hour or 868.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.65 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 10.0"998.84 miwest0° 11' 51.0"13.57 misouth998.77 mi
24 hours12° 15' 54.9"844.74 mieast4° 38' 22.4"318.83 misouth899.06 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 7:16 AM1477 km918 miles797 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 6:46 AM1491 km927 miles805 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboSat 6:46 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSat 6:16 AM1707 km1061 miles922 nmNorthwest NW
MedanSat 8:16 AM1755 km1091 miles948 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramSat 6:46 AM1806 km1122 miles975 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengkuluSat 8:16 AM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmEast E
MaduraiSat 6:46 AM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurSat 9:16 AM2019 km1254 miles1090 nmEast-northeast ENE
ChennaiSat 6:46 AM2120 km1317 miles1144 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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