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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 Monday, May 28, 2012 at 20:16:00 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: 50%

Previous phaseNew MoonSunday, May 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Next phaseFirst QuarterMonday, May 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 28, 2012 at 20:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 42' North, Longitude: 33° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.09 meters/second, 1613.1 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 871.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.3"1002.22 miwest0° 12' 15.5"14.04 misouth1002.43 mi
24 hours11° 40' 31.7"805.92 mieast5° 01' 05.6"344.79 misouth877.73 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaMon 6:16 PM845 km525 miles456 nmSouth S
FortalezaMon 5:16 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeMon 5:16 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmSouth S
PraiaMon 7:16 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmNortheast NE
BelémMon 5:16 PM1794 km1115 miles969 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorMon 5:16 PM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarMon 8:16 PM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmNortheast NE
BanjulMon 8:16 PM2122 km1318 miles1146 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneMon 5:16 PM2128 km1323 miles1149 nmWest W
BissauMon 8:16 PM2140 km1330 miles1156 nmEast-northeast ENE

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