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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: 52%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 00:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 23' South, Longitude: 71° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.71 meters/second, 1597.4 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 04.5"992.37 miwest0° 11' 07.3"12.74 misouth992.22 mi
24 hours12° 17' 54.9"841.65 mieast4° 15' 20.6"292.50 misouth885.95 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 6:58 AM148 km92 miles80 nmNortheast NE
Addu CitySat 5:58 AM868 km540 miles469 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleSat 5:58 AM1404 km873 miles758 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 4:58 AM1831 km1138 miles989 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 6:28 AM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSat 6:28 AM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramSat 6:28 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisSat 4:58 AM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiSat 6:28 AM2149 km1335 miles1160 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisSat 4:58 AM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmSouthwest SW

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