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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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:24:00 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: 53%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' North, Longitude: 85° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.35 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.1"1002.83 miwest0° 10' 54.3"12.49 minorth1002.78 mi
24 hours10° 46' 27.1"742.64 mieast4° 11' 10.5"287.67 minorth793.67 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiThu 5:54 PM462 km287 miles249 nmNorthwest NW
KandyThu 5:54 PM564 km350 miles304 nmWest-northwest WNW
TrincomaleeThu 5:54 PM595 km370 miles321 nmNorthwest NW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 5:54 PM617 km383 miles333 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboThu 5:54 PM623 km387 miles336 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaduraiThu 5:54 PM954 km593 miles515 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 5:54 PM988 km614 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChennaiThu 5:54 PM1056 km656 miles570 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengaluruThu 5:54 PM1224 km760 miles661 nmNorthwest NW
MaleThu 5:24 PM1287 km800 miles695 nmWest W

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