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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 06:16:00 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: 7%

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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 06:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 52° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.83 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.8 miles/hour or 821.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.76 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 31.9"945.52 miwest0° 06' 43.7"7.71 misouth945.24 mi
24 hours14° 54' 45.0"979.68 mieast2° 03' 52.9"142.02 misouth983.94 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaTue 9:16 AM373 km232 miles202 nmWest W
Saint-DenisTue 10:16 AM393 km244 miles212 nmSoutheast SE
Port LouisTue 10:16 AM525 km326 miles283 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoTue 9:16 AM576 km358 miles311 nmWest W
AntsirabeTue 9:16 AM646 km401 miles349 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniTue 9:16 AM1268 km788 miles684 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaTue 10:16 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamTue 9:16 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmNorthwest NW
LilongweTue 8:16 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmWest W
MaputoTue 8:16 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmWest-southwest WSW

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