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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: 24%

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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 08' South, Longitude: 85° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.61 meters/second, 1586.2 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.43 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 16.7"985.41 miwest0° 11' 09.5"12.78 misouth985.21 mi
24 hours13° 06' 04.8"892.14 mieast4° 12' 19.6"289.08 misouth931.47 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 8:08 AM1454 km904 miles785 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 7:38 AM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboSun 7:38 AM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengkuluSun 9:08 AM1996 km1241 miles1078 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleSun 7:08 AM2055 km1277 miles1109 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 7:38 AM2260 km1404 miles1220 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurSun 10:08 AM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiSun 7:38 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSun 9:08 AM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmEast E
SingaporeSun 10:08 AM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmEast-northeast ENE
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