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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 02:18:00 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 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 32' South, Longitude: 70° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.41 meters/second, 1607.1 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 05.9"998.42 miwest0° 11' 50.2"13.56 misouth998.35 mi
24 hours12° 17' 47.3"846.61 mieast4° 37' 41.8"318.06 misouth900.42 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 8:18 AM281 km175 miles152 nmSoutheast SE
Addu CitySat 7:18 AM604 km376 miles326 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleSat 7:18 AM1120 km696 miles605 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSat 6:18 AM1686 km1047 miles910 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramSat 7:48 AM1703 km1058 miles920 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSat 7:48 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 7:48 AM1718 km1067 miles928 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiSat 7:48 AM1900 km1180 miles1026 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisSat 6:18 AM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmSouthwest SW
BengaluruSat 7:48 AM2185 km1358 miles1180 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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