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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 13:42:00 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: 54%

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 13:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 03' North, Longitude: 66° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.20 meters/second, 1613.5 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 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 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 58.3"1002.50 miwest0° 10' 51.6"12.44 minorth1002.44 mi
24 hours10° 46' 15.2"742.15 mieast4° 09' 54.3"286.22 minorth792.60 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KulhudhuffushiThu 6:42 PM783 km487 miles423 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleThu 6:42 PM820 km509 miles443 nmEast E
Addu CityThu 6:42 PM1000 km622 miles540 nmSoutheast SE
ThiruvananthapuramThu 7:12 PM1251 km777 miles675 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiThu 7:12 PM1423 km884 miles769 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengaluruThu 7:12 PM1527 km949 miles825 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 7:12 PM1530 km951 miles826 nmEast E
Diego GarciaThu 7:42 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 7:12 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmEast E
VictoriaThu 5:42 PM1602 km995 miles865 nmSouthwest SW

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