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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 12:36:00 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 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 51' North, Longitude: 82° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.32 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
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.4"1002.78 miwest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 minorth1002.72 mi
24 hours10° 46' 25.2"742.56 mieast4° 10' 58.8"287.45 minorth793.50 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiThu 6:06 PM287 km178 miles155 nmNorth N
KandyThu 6:06 PM319 km198 miles172 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 6:06 PM337 km209 miles182 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboThu 6:06 PM343 km213 miles185 nmNorthwest NW
TrincomaleeThu 6:06 PM425 km264 miles229 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 6:06 PM705 km438 miles381 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiThu 6:06 PM717 km446 miles387 nmNorthwest NW
ChennaiThu 6:06 PM934 km580 miles504 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleThu 5:36 PM965 km600 miles521 nmWest W
BengaluruThu 6:06 PM1031 km641 miles557 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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