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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 Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 09:00:00 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: 26%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, March 15, 2012 at 1:27 AM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 15' South, Longitude: 13° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.85 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"15.95 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 29' 00.6"956.86 miwest0° 07' 58.1"9.13 minorth957.24 mi
24 hours12° 03' 45.8"796.98 mieast3° 32' 31.4"243.54 minorth840.15 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 9:00 AM793 km493 miles428 nmEast E
RecifeSat 6:00 AM2577 km1602 miles1392 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSat 9:00 AM2617 km1626 miles1413 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 9:00 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 9:00 AM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 9:00 AM2846 km1768 miles1537 nmNorth N
AccraSat 9:00 AM2888 km1795 miles1560 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSat 9:00 AM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySat 9:00 AM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth N
LuandaSat 10:00 AM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmEast-northeast ENE

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