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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: 35%

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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 02:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 34' South, Longitude: 68° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.38 meters/second, 1607.0 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 05.3"998.36 miwest0° 11' 50.1"13.55 misouth998.29 mi
24 hours12° 18' 04.0"846.88 mieast4° 37' 35.7"317.94 misouth900.62 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 8:26 AM483 km300 miles261 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CitySat 7:26 AM752 km467 miles406 nmNortheast NE
MaleSat 7:26 AM1216 km756 miles657 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSat 6:26 AM1442 km896 miles779 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramSat 7:56 AM1821 km1131 miles983 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSat 7:56 AM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 7:56 AM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSat 6:26 AM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiSat 7:56 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisSat 6:26 AM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmSouthwest SW

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